Rep. Labrador: There is a hunger in the conference for bold, visionary leaders, and this is not just conservatives — you talk to more middle-of-the-road members of the conference, they’re kind of frustrated with the direction of this leadership, and they’re looking for ways to change that.
Rep. Labrador: You know I have a great relationship with Eric, he and I have worked very well over the last three years. And I think he could provide that bold leadership, but he needs to be more open about it, more direct about what direction he wants to go.
CQ Roll Call: And what about John Boehner? Can he, you know, recreate himself once again?
Rep. Labrador: I don’t think so. I think John Boehner is who he is. And there some really good things about that. He’s a steady hand...
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.