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Will Speaker Boehner Punish Dissidents?

Following the second failed coup attempt in two such elections, some of Speaker John Boehner’s allies are pining for revenge, though many Republicans say vengeance just isn’t in his nature. Asked whether the dissidents would face repercussions, Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), a Boehner confidant, said, “I don’t know, but there should be.”