On Sunday, Republican John Boehner told ABC’s Stephanopoulos that he didn’t have the votes in the House to pass a clean Continuing Resolution. But members of Boehner’s own party strongly disagree with Boehner’s conclusion.
Rep. Peter King is one of those Republicans. King, in an interview with the New York Times, said that if Boehner brought a clean CR to the floor for a vote, the bill will pass and the government will reopen. King also stated that if a secret vote was held, about 150 Republicans would support it.
“I’m positive that a clean C.R. would pass,” said Representative Peter T. King, Republican of New York.
“If it went on the floor tomorrow, I could see anywhere from 50 to 75 Republicans voting for it,” he added. “And if it were a secret ballot, 150.”0