Wednesday, August 5, 2015

What you heard very little about: Boehner didn't have the votes before August recess!

“Whereas the House of Representatives, to function effectively in the service of all citizens of this country, requires the service of a Speaker who will endeavor to follow an orderly and inclusive process without imposing his or her will upon any Member thereof” ~ excerpt from Meadows' resolution

“The tension isn’t new and will continue until someone on the right has a ‘Sister [Souljah]’ moment.” ~ veteran Republican strategist tells Business Insider
...or someone(s)...

Here's an update to Meadows' move last week to unseat Boehner as Speaker...

While the mainstream press downplayed this (certainly in an effort to protect their favorite Democratic shill), Breitbart learned that Boehner sought to hold over the vote until sometime after the August recess because he wasn't assured the necessary votes to retain his speakership!
House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess.

“[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with various House GOP members about this told Breitbart News in an interview last week.

“I know members personally who were called by Steve Scalise. So they had the entire leadership whip team frantically making phone calls to members to whip the vote because they wanted to attempt to embarrass Meadows and call the vote [on Wednesday last week] so it’s not hanging over Boehner’s head.

“What they found out was the exact opposite. They found out bad things would happen, that literally they would be calling the vote without knowing what would happen. Therefore, they did not call the vote and now they have this issue hanging over John Boehner’s head for the next five weeks.”
Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) confirmed the account with Breitbart News Sunday...
Speaking to Breitbart’s senior investigative political reporter Matthew Boyle, Yoho explained why he signed on as a co-sponsor to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) bid to unseat Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).

Yoho said that Boehner spends too much time retaliating against conservatives and has let Obama basically get whatever he wants.

Yoho confirmed that a vote to keep Boehner as the speaker of the House was postponed last week — because Boehner was having difficulty whipping enough votes to get re-elected as the leader in the House.
If Republicans in the House can maintain the resilience to remove this feckless speaker, and not go wobbly upon returning from the break (or allow Democrats to roll them), then we might finally send an effective message to the entirety of the GOP leadership: Do something in the scope of principle and promise for the sake of the constituents who put you in power, or get out of the way!

Related links: GOP CIVIL WAR EXPLODES IN FULL VIEW
Boehner: Dang it, I can’t play golf with Obama anymore because ‘everybody gets bent out of shape’

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