ExclusiveJohn Boehner Embarrassed: Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes to Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

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House Speaker John Boehner had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess.

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