Bridenstine Again Opposes Boehner

Less than two months after he wrote in an op-ed piece in the Tulsa World that he would support Speaker John Boehner, Congresman Jim Bridenstine now says he won’t be voting for the Republican speaker.

Bridenstine opposed Boehner two years ago, and some observers say he was shooting this year for a better committee assignment.

But now Bridenstine points to the recent spending bill as the reason he won’t be backing Boehner.

The issue sharply divides Bridenstine from the rest of Oklahoma’s congressional¬† delegation.

While Bridenstine may be a hero to the far right, his fellow Oklahoma freshman colleague, Congressman Markwayne Mullin, who has been a supporter of Boehner’s, recently landed a spot on the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee.


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  1. Vernon Woods, 02 January, 2015

    It’s hard to be a leader if you can’t make up your mind less that 3 times in a row.

  2. Edmond Voter, 02 January, 2015

    Wish ALL of the Oklahoma delegation had the same backbone and courage that Jim Bridenstine shows! Hoping that my new congressman, Steve Russell, will show that same fortitude and join Bridenstine in voting no to Boehner!

  3. Steve Dickson, 03 January, 2015

    Congressman Bridenstine is showing true courage of his convictions. I hope my new Congressman will follow his lead and stand with the conservative wing of the GOP, not the RINO wing in the 3rd and 4th districts. I’m not sure where Mr. Mullin will end up yet – he could go either way.

    If Boehner and his like are not forced to answer to the base, just what sort of victory do you suppose we have won? Wouldn’t it be interesting to have a real, actual conservative as Speaker of the House? How long has it been since that happened, the 1920’s?

  4. Kevin Batts, 04 January, 2015

    Markwayne’s days are numbered up there.

  5. Deb Schaer, 05 January, 2015

    Thank you Congressman Bridenstine! We will be watching everyone who campaigned as a conservative and voted/votes with obammy. Boehner and the cromnibus voters might as well put a “D” by their name.

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