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September 30, 2015 6:05 am

House Republicans Divided as Search for New Leadership Continues

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

New York Times – The right flank of John A. Boehner’s party may have pushed him out of the House speaker’s chair, but it will take members of every faction of the House Republicans to choose his successor. As the scramble to replace Mr. Boehner — and fill the leadership posts beneath him — begins in earnest this week, a few dozen members who spent several years tormenting the speaker feel deeply empowered in determining the outcome.

But while they may have effectively deposed Mr. Boehner, their own authority is in no way assured.

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