Boehner’s Future As Speaker In Doubt

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. An effort by a conservative Republican to strip Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP. On Tuesday, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who was disciplined earlier this year by House leadership, filed a resolution to vacate the chair, an initial procedural step.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Many things are changing for John Boehner. Figures in close knit allies are beginning to wonder whether he will survive the floor vote and remain the speaker of the house. Already many aides don’t believe he will run for House leadership in 2017.

It seems the era of Boehner is coming to a halt. Rep Lynn Westmoreland said, “That’s a personal decision he has to make. I don’t know why he would want to, personally.” Congress returned on Tuesday and it will be one of Boehner’s most challenging stretches. When lawmakers were interviewed they mainly sympathize with his plight.

All through his tenure Boehner was caught between a Democratic President and an interactive right flank. As the 65 year old approaches quarter century service in the House he has done so much. He spent the summer all over the country at 50 different political events on behalf of the Republican lawmakers. Generally the mild temper of the Republican from Ohio has seen wild swings. His political fortunes might go from hero to Republican in just a matter of days.

This fall Boehner faces a potential government shutdown, Planned Parenthood, risk of debt default and showdown over highway spending.  With still much to be handled his aides say they expect there will be a vote to oust him.

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Ify Egede is a political news reporter on with an interest in american politics mainly the presidential race and the white house.