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We continue with the news we're just eleven days now until the fiscal cliff deadline as we told you earlier.
The vote that did not happen last night may have put John Boehner -- -- in jeopardy.
But not everyone thinks that this means the end of the line for him chief political correspondent Carl Cameron explains -- The morning after failing to persuade his own party to support his -- plan to avoid the so called fiscal cliff.
-- house speaker John Boehner said he's not worried that the setback could cost him his speakership.
I'm not while we may have -- not to be able to have to get the votes last night.
Two over 99 point 81% of -- the tax increases.
I don't think -- They were taken out rattle me they they were available perception that somebody might accuse -- of raising taxes.
Republican candidates campaigned against raising any income tax rates this year.
So -- -- to -- -- fiscal conservatives held the line and signaled they would oppose Boehner has been planned as a rate hike on incomes of a million dollars or more last night.
-- knew it would be defeated.
His picture for economic growth most importantly victory for conservative principles because I think our leadership has strayed from those principles -- proposal over the weekend.
At the speaker offered was a trillion dollar tax increase and perhaps a year long extension of raising of the debt -- of those are gross things that Republicans do not support.
In an important show of support house majority leader Eric Cantor appeared at Boehner side this morning.
And rank and file Republicans are coming to the speaker's defense amid mounting criticism from staunch conservatives.
That's the same 4050.
Chuckle heads at all years starting with -- HR one entire congress screwed this place up.
And then so you know and then he has done everything.
In his power to make nice to them to bring them along to to make them feel included but it hasn't mattered and so I I don't fault them for -- he's -- -- -- In the aftermath of the meltdown -- their time running out both sides are now scrambling for leverage -- last minute position.
I like John Boehner.
-- -- -- -- I mean this is a pretty big political battering has -- maybe he's more concerned as some upset about his election.
Returned as speaker.
There's there's been John Boehner problem because all he's gone as part we've bent over backward.
It's unclear what house members might return to Washington.
But on January 2 without a deal massive tax hikes and spending cuts instill that on January 3 the house elects its officers for the next congress.
At least for now most expect Boehner will be reelected speaker John Carl Cameron tonight Karl thanks -- my.
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