Boehner is in real trouble!
Last week, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), filed a motion to “vacate the chair”.
This is the process that could remove John Boehner from the Speaker’s chair.
Boehner’s response was, “No big deal.”, and that the effort wasn’t even deserving of a vote.
Speaking at a news conference, Boehner said, “I’ve got broad support amongst my colleagues.”
This week, we find out that Boehner seems to lack the vote to overcome this hurdle and has been frantically trying to ‘Whip’ up the votes.
Matthew Boyle reports in Breitbart that Boehner had been planning to call a vote last week with the intention of embarrassing Meadows, but quickly changed his mind after learning that they didn’t have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker!
“[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.”
Rep. Meadows’ strategy seems to be brilliant. He has just put Speaker Boehner on major defense.
Earlier this year, conservatives came close to ousting him from his leadership position. Since, the Speaker has made a series of moves that has obviously closed that gap.
At the vote in January, many of the new members wanted to give Speaker Boehner the benefit of the doubt. The thought was that if they voted for him, it would encourage Boehner to give conservative freshmen a seat at the table and possibly put pressure on him to straighten his act up. (NEWBIES!!).
Since, however, conservatives continually have been cut out of the process. Boehner even ran ads against those who opposed funding amnesty.
There’s no pressure for Rep. Mark Meadows to find the 30 votes needed to oust Speaker Boehner by a specific date. But Boehner goes into this August recess with this over his head and the grassroots have plenty of time to place pressure on their Representatives while they are at home in their districts.
Rep. Meadows’ plan for this resolution to hang over Boehner’s head as long as it takes to find the votes…which it seems he already has by Boehner’s own actions.
Seems Boehner is getting attacked by all sides. He is also facing a strong primary challenge in his 8th District in Ohio from the popular J.D. Winteregg.
Winteregg decided to primary Boehner earlier this year after Boehner “caved” on executive amnesty and the Cromnibus bill. He decided that people in Ohio-8, as well as the American people needed someone who will listen to them.
Winteregg proclaimed on his website: “Whether ignorant of what progressives represent or compliant with their agenda, my current representative–Speaker John Boehner–has proven that he has neither the ability nor inclination to fight progressives on behalf of his constituents and the American taxpayers.
It’s time that we have a fresh face who both understands what he’s fighting and is prepared to fight it “tooth and nail.” The Speaker talks about it. I’m the guy who’ll actually do it.”
Find out more about J.D. Winteregg! The goal is to retire Boehner.
Let’s send him packing, whether or not Rep. Meadows is successful at ousting him from his leadership position.
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