Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said John Boehner would lose his job as House Speaker if he agrees to new tax hikes as part of a deal to avert the looming $85 billion in across the board spending cuts known as the "sequester."
"I don't quite honestly think that Speaker Boehner would be speaker if that happens," Johnson told Fox News. "I think he would lose his speakership."
Boehner has weathered speculation about the security of his post before. He held onto the job, despite rumors of a mutiny, with just 10 House Republicans voting against him in his Jan 3. reelection.
The Ohio Republican has said any new tax revenues are off the table for negotiations to avoid the sequester set to kick in March 1. President Barack Obama favors a "balanced aproach" of spending cuts and new revenue from closing tax loopholes.
Via Huffington Post