Conservatives angry at House speaker over fiscal cliff talks
Carl Cameron reports from Washington
- Duration 2:57
- Date Dec 7, 2012
Carl Cameron reports from Washington
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A little bit more about the pickle -- house speaker Boehner is the and he is struggling to avoid going over the fiscal cliff but he's also facing growing criticism from members of his own party.
The speaker removing four conservative congressman from -- committees a move seen by some as a way to close ranks.
Over a potential fiscal cliff deal with the White House.
Now outside conservative groups are voicing their displeasure saying speaker Boehner could even lose his speakership.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron joins us live in Washington so he has a lot of problems with conservatives right now car.
Well sure it's not just off the hill at some of the members on the hill fiscal conservatives are once again whispering.
In some cases outwardly and openly complaining about -- speaker John Boehner.
And what we've been talking about his handling of the negotiations with the White House -- proposal to increase revenue 800000000800 billion dollars by closing tax loopholes and reforming the code.
It has real problems for some house Republicans most of whom actually campaigned promising to at least hold the line if not cut taxes.
This week Boehner tossed for conservatives.
Known for disagreeing with the leadership off a pair of key committees the Budget Committee and the financial services committees.
Those four members are complaining.
What their removal from the committee and Boehner proposal to increase tax revenue 800 billion dollars are supported by majority leader Eric Cantor whip Kevin McCarthy and Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan.
This is a low blow -- mobile oil kind of an internal fight right now.
But there's big concern among fiscal conservatives on and off the hill.
About how much Boehner made -- in the wake of the 22 election so it could boil over at any time into an all out rebellion -- you know what that's the question I guess how how big is this rebellion is that is there really the possibility here of him losing his speakership.
Well it depends on sort of how Republicans react to their losses in 2012 and how they deal with the fiscal cliff and -- what follows -- conservatives think they could prove this could prove to be real fork in the road.
The Club for Growth is warning Boehner he could lose his speakership The Heritage Foundation weighed in.
Just yesterday South Carolina senator Jim dement who has who is leaving the senate to head up.
Heritage Foundation also has some issues let me Boehner has been doing.
And it's all about this counter offered to the president on tax increases the conservative blog red state -- after -- freedom works which -- tax Tea Party groups.
And the Club for Growth.
Is really the big when they spent ten million dollars going after Republicans who they thought were conservative enough in the last election.
Listen what they have to say about mr.
When he couples this conservative purging with negotiated tax increase of 800 billion dollars.
We're starting to see more more signs -- he's not dedicated to fiscally conservative beliefs.
Roth said if he doesn't watch you could lose his speakership and there are others in the city now talking about what they can do to try to rein in the GOP leadership as a group.
From raising taxes after Republicans spent the last year on the campaign trail saying that they would at least hold the line if not cut.
Another job he is certainly in a tough position Carl Cameron Carl thank you.