Coup to Nowhere
It’s no secret: Some Republicans and all Democrats in the House are less than impressed with the leadership style of House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon).
A recent story in the Concord Monitor touched on the efforts of two Republicans — Rep. Susan Emerson of Rindge and Rep. Marshall “Lee” Quandt of Exeter — to lead a coup against O’Brien.
The effort comes after Emerson and Quandt were both removed from their assigned committees by O’Brien for opposing parts of the House budget. Quandt has been especially vocal on his blog, calling O’Brien “‘Bully’ the Kid.”
But, Daily Briefing rates the odds of O’Brien’s removal as about as likely as a state income tax or Newt Gingrich becoming a liberal and singing the praises of President Obama. Even Quandt concedes the votes aren’t. But, he points out, it’s notable for even a minority of members to be talking about it out loud.
This Daily Briefing was written by Michael McCord.
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