The House passed a clean DHS funding bill.
The vote was 257-167. Most Republicans voted against it, but Democrats carried it to victory.
The bill passed the Senate last week, and now goes to President Barack Obama who is expected to sign it.
Some conservatives weren’t pleased, and tried to delay the vote by ordering a full reading of the clean DHS legislation.
“I’m very worried because we have a president that’s completely out of control. He’s very comfortable with violating the law and the Constitution,” Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) told reporters. “And if we don’t have a Senate and a House willing to stand up to him … we need to get ready to start defeating some of these things and get serious about it.”
But Fleming said conservative House members wouldn’t try to oust Boehner, despite speculation to the contrary.
“There’s no plan, no discussion about removing the Speaker,” he said.
Not to worry; Mr. Boehner isn’t going to lose his job over this, more’s the pity. The question really should be why does he want it now anyway?