Rep. Justin Amash: Boehner has 'lost the support of a great many people in the Republican conference'Submitted by PaulFanDC on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 17:15
Amash says Boehner is losing grip on his party just as he needs them to line up behind a deal.
"He lost the support of a great many people in the Republican conference and this has been coming for some time," Amash told U.S. News. "It is hard for me to find someone who is not frustrated with leadership."
Amash says it is not just the committee shuffling that has members agitated, but leadership's close hold on the fiscal cliff negotiations.
"We are the members of Congress, and we would like to represent our district," Amash says. "We would expect to be involved in any negotiations. It is not fair to the American people for the speaker and the president to put a deal on the table and tell us we have 24 hours to support it."