A conservative Republican lawmaker suggested Friday that no matter who is elected to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House, he or she will not be able to satisfy House Republicans’ frustrations that they have not been able to advance their agenda.
“We are going to have Obama as president, we are going to have Pelosi and Reid as minority leaders, and we have McConnell who continues to fail to lift the filibuster, so we’re not going to get our agenda done as it comes out of the house,” Rep. Bill Flores (R TX) — chair of the Republican Study Committee — told reporters Friday. “And you’re going to have a new speaker, who is going to have to wonder if he or she is the next person to lose their head.”
Flores said he would wait until he saw who was running for leadership before weighing in on who he would like to see as as speaker.
“We are really a tough group to lead,” Flores said.