Cliff chaos: Boehner pulls GOP bill (Video)Submitted by emalvini on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:47
Cliff chaos: Boehner pulls GOP bill (Video)
By JAKE SHERMAN, CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
12/20/12 12:04 PM EST Updated: 12/20/12 9:46 PM EST
The House Republican Conference turned its back on Speaker John Boehner Thursday, forcing GOP leadership to abandon its plan to extend Bush-era tax breaks for income under $1 million.
After a full day of heavy arm-twisting, House Republican leaders were unable to cobble together enough support from 217 of their 241 members for Boehner’s (R-Ohio) “Plan B” proposal, even after Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) assured its passage. Democrats vowed not to support the measure.