The Wisconsin congressman says if John Boehner agrees to any new revenues he’ll lose his job as Speaker.
“I don’t quite honestly think that Speaker Boehner would be speaker if that happens,” Johnson told Fox News of Boehner caving on taxes. “I think he would lose his speakership.”
Johnson’s comments raise questions about Boehner’s leadership post for the second time in as many months. Similar claims made during fiscal cliff talks in December, when some Republicans accused Boehner of being more concerned with protecting his job as speaker than with brokering a deal. The pressure on Boehner intensified after his proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff was rejected by members of his own party.