By Russell Berman - 06/10/14 12:20 PM EDT
Rep. John BoehnerJohn BoehnerRank-and-file Republicans fear lame-duck vote on pricey funding bill New Trump campaign boss took shots at Ryan on radio show Election reveals Paul Ryan to be worst speaker in U.S. history MORE (R-Ohio) has spent the last few months seeking to dispel doubts that he’ll run for Speaker again in 2015. But he hasn’t convinced at least a few of his members that he plans to stick around.
Conservative Reps. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and Matt SalmonMatt SalmonGloom sets in for GOP LGBT fight dooms spending bill on House floor A hearing brought to tears over Right to Try legislation MORE (R-Ariz.) told reporters Tuesday that they didn’t believe BoehnerJohn BoehnerRank-and-file Republicans fear lame-duck vote on pricey funding bill New Trump campaign boss took shots at Ryan on radio show Election reveals Paul Ryan to be worst speaker in U.S. history MORE would seek another term after the November midterm elections.
“I don’t think he runs,” Labrador said at an event held in conjunction with the Heritage Foundation.
“I don’t think he’s going to come back as Speaker either,” Salmon added.
Labrador was one of the dozen members who didn’t vote for Boehner, while Salmon did.
“I think that would be the most bone-headed move,” Salmon said of any plan to punish Republicans who denied Boehner their vote. “Even making that kind of threat is a bone-headed move.”
Earlier this year, another Republican who supported Boehner in 2013, Rep. Mo BrooksMo BrooksGOP bill would block undocumenteds from military service GOP rep: Muslims want to 'kill every homosexual' in the US House GOP avoids debate over immigration in defense bill MORE (Ala.) told The Hill he did not think he would run again.
Boehner has said he would seek another term and has argued that his support within the Republican conference is as strong as it has ever been, despite the difficulties the leadership has had in winning unified support for its priorities.