In Washington, while most are on the sidelines waiting for a very few to negotiate a deal, there are a lot of idle hands. That leaves a lot of time for speculation. Still, today’s hot rumor du jour is not one we haven’t heard all the way down here in Georgia before. And if nothing else, Congressman Tom Price is keeping everyone guessing about his intentions and his future. From National Review’s Robert Costa:
Should a debt deal go sour, the buzz is that Tom Price, a 58-year-old physician from Georgia, may challenge John Boehner for the speaker’s gavel.
“Price is the person we’re all watching,” says an aide close to House leadership. “We know he’s frustrated, but we don’t know much else.”
In an interview with National Review Online, Price won’t speculate about his future, but he acknowledges his growing uneasiness. “My concern is that within our conference, conservatives, who are a majority, don’t have a proper platform,” he says. “That’s true at the leadership table and on the steering committee.”