John Boehner

Attempted Coup Against Boehner Larger Than Initially Reported

Abandoned half an hour before leadership vote

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) — An 11th-hour Republican political coup plot against U.S. House Speaker John Boehner was bigger than previously thought, Roll Call reported Sunday.

The Washington publication said it learned that the effort by a band of conservative House members was abandoned just a half-hour before last week's floor vote to re-elect the Ohio congressman to the top leadership post when they came up one vote shy of their 25-member goal.