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Deposed GOP lawmaker suggests he could vote against Boehner as Speaker

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) suggested Friday he might not support Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker. 

"Well, right now I'm not very happy with the Speaker so let's see what happens over the next several weeks, let's put it that way," Amash said.

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Amash is one of four House Republicans removed from their plum committee posts this week by Boehner. 

The move has triggered opposition from outside conservative groups, some of whom have launched efforts to replace Boehner as Speaker. Within the GOP conference, the response has been more muted.

In an interview with CNN, Amash refused to say whether he would support Boehner for another term as Speaker.

"We’re going to see how the next few weeks go. And whether he’s willing to make amends," Amash said. 

Amash and the other members taken off the committees — Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) — are known for not supporting leadership on votes. Boehner told GOP lawmakers at a closed-door meeting this week that leaders would be watching their votes, participants said. 

Amash, who lost a spot on the House Budget Committee, urged Boehner to release the voting scorecard that led to the decision.

"It's pretty clear that they had a scorecard and if you were in support of more government you got a positive score and if you're in support of less government you got a negative score, which seems completely contrary to what you'd expect from Republicans," Amash said.

He said Boehner should put out the scorecard and "let the American people see what he based the decision on."