Outgoing Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeff Landry told Breitbart News there are at least 17 GOP members who plan to unseat House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) on Thursday, and Boehner may resign on Wednesday evening during or after a GOP caucus meeting.
Landry, who lost his bid for re-election in a member-member race to leadership-sponsored Rep. Charles Boustany, told Breitbart News that “if they don’t got 20, they’re so close to 20 – they’re close.”
Landry said another member organizing the effort told him they’ve got at least 17 – which is the bare minimum needed to unseat Boehner. “They’re somewhere between 17 and 20,” Landry said in a phone interview. “I think they’re trying to get to 25.”
Landry added that that another member told him “there’s a pretty good chance Boehner will resign at the conference tonight.”
Ron Meyer from American Majority Action made a similar claim. “I have confirmed with a group of Congressmen that Speaker Boehner will not be elected Speaker tomorrow,” Meyer said in an email to reporters. “He will either resign or be forced out tomorrow.”