The tea party faction may be steering the Republican ship, but they are not the only faction in the party. If Boehner is deposed, it is not at all clear that any faction within the GOP has the votes to elect any person speaker unless they join with Democrats.
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A group of eight House Republicans including several key leaders appeared in an ad celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, but the ad was noticeably missing a crucial component relevant to Hispanic heritage– immigration reform.
GOP aides have said that they are disappointed with the RSVP list, and Bloomberg News’ editorial board has taken the bait, writing that the Obama administration has stiffed the subcommittee and that it “seems unwilling to play ball” in what surely will be a confrontational hearing.