After 25 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives embarrassed Speaker John Boehner by voting against his re-election bid, the newly re-elected Boehner has begun to exact his revenge on those that opposed him.
According to a Politico source, conservative House members Daniel Webster and Rich Nugent, both from Florida, will lose their spots on the highly coveted House Rules Committee.
Webster, along with fellow Florida Republican congressman, Ted Yoho and Louie Gohmert (R-TX), ran against Boehner for speakership of the House.
Gohmert told Sean Hannity that the reason they decided to run was to show House naysayers that there was an alternative to Boehner. Gohmert added that during Boehner’s second re-election, many of his colleagues told him that they voted for Boehner simply because no one else had stepped up to take his place.
According to Politico:
The Rules Committee is a panel appointed by the speaker, and it controls the flow of legislation to the House floor. It’s a prestigious appointment for members who are loyal to leadership.
More punishment is likely to come for others that crossed Boehner