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What goes around, comes around: Boehner’s failed coup attempted against Newt Gingrich, when Gingrich was Speaker —

Published on December 5, 2012, by in Uncategorized.

This is what needs to be done against Boehner, only successfully — and quick:

In the summer of 1997 several House Republicans, who saw Speaker Newt Gingrich’s public image as a liability, attempted to replace him as Speaker. The attempted “coup” began July 9 with a meeting between Republican conference chairman Boehner and Republican leadership chairman Bill Paxon of New York. According to their plan, House Majority Leader Dick Armey, House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, Boehner and Paxon were to present Gingrich with an ultimatum: resign, or be voted out. However, Armey balked at the proposal to make Paxon the new Speaker, and told his chief of staff to warn Gingrich about the coup.

 

On July 11, Gingrich met with senior Republican leadership to assess the situation. He explained that under no circumstance would he step down. If he was voted out, there would be a new election for Speaker, which would allow for the possibility that Democrats—along with dissenting Republicans—would vote in Dick Gephardt as Speaker. On July 16, Paxon offered to resign his post, feeling that he had not handled the situation correctly. Paxon was the only unelected member of the leadership group, having been appointed to his position by Gingrich

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1997/07/21/time/gingrich.html

 

 
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