John Boehner, Speaker Of The House, Part Of GOP's History Of Regicide?

Jan 02, 2013 | Updated Jan 23, 2014

After a painful rejection by his own party in his attempt to pass a bill to avoid the fiscal cliff, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is at the center of ouster talks. While Boehner is undoubtedly still in a strong position, past history might give him some reasons to worry. House Republicans have had a propensity, throughout the 20th century, for periodically getting rid of their leaders.

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