Fox, Conservatives Turn on John Boehner for Clean Debt-Ceiling Bill

Here’s how the new House GOP plan is playing on Fox News.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (C) leaves a Republican leadership press conference October 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. Sixty three percent of respondents in a recent poll indicated that they believe that Boehner should be replaced as the Speaker of the House following the conclusion of the recent government funding and debt limit impasse.
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Reena Flores and Matt Berman
Feb. 11, 2014, 8:44 a.m.

Con­ser­vat­ives aren’t su­per ex­cited with the new House GOP plan to put a clean debt-ceil­ing raise up for a vote Tues­day night.

The Sen­ate Con­ser­vat­ives Fund on Tues­day morn­ing called for Speak­er John Boehner to resign. The in­flu­en­tial con­ser­vat­ive group Her­it­age Ac­tion for Amer­ica plans to “key vote” against the bill, an im­pli­cit threat to con­ser­vat­ives who may want to vote for the meas­ure. Sen. Ted Cruz already said Monday that a debt-ceil­ing raise with no spend­ing cuts at­tached would be “ir­re­spons­ible.”

Fox News wasn’t any kinder to House Re­pub­lic­an lead­er­ship Tues­day. Boehner said Tues­day morn­ing that the bill will pass with the needed Re­pub­lic­an help, in­clud­ing his own vote. Here’s a sample of what Re­pub­lic­ans who vote for the clean debt-ceil­ing meas­ure can look for­ward to.


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