— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) October 7, 2015
Doug Neidermeyer's revenge https://t.co/jIwx0aprQG
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) October 7, 2015
Per the company town’s industry newspaper, the Washington Post:
In a move that threatens to upend the Republican race to succeed outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner, a group of hard-line conservatives said Wednesday it will throw its support behind a little known Florida member to become the next speaker.
The House Freedom Caucus announced its support for Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) after emerging from an afternoon meeting in the Capitol complex.
The endorsement deeply complicates Majority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy’s bid to succeed Boehner as speaker. But in an opening for the California Republican, caucus members said Wednesday that the endorsement is binding on members only for Thursday’s internal party vote and would not necessarily apply to the Oct. 29 floor vote.
But the endorsement Wednesday gives the caucus tremendous leverage to force McCarthy or any other candidate into adopting rules changes and policy positions favored by conservatives ahead of the decisive floor vote…
Apart from cheering confusion to our enemies, what’s on the agenda for the evening?