If you are a real conservative, you are not a fan of John Boehner. He has refused to fight for what is right too many times in fear of political backfire. Finally, someone is calling out “spineless” John Boehner, and calling to remove him as speaker of the House. The Washington Times reports,
” Tea party champion Rep. Mark Meadows filed a motion Tuesday to oust House Speaker John A. Boehner from his leadership post, escalating the feud between a faction of conservative lawmakers and the Republican leadership.
Mr. Meadows, North Carolina Republican, filed a motion to “vacate the chair,” which could force a no-confidence vote by the full chamber and result in the removal of Mr. Boehner as speaker.”
There have been two attempts in the last few years to remove Boehner from his leadership post. Many conservatives are frustrated with his repeated caving to Obama. The resolution Meadow’s filed claims Boehner “has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent.”
Meadows accused the speaker of limiting debate, pushing legislation to the brink to compel votes in a state of crisis, and moving to “punish Members who vote according to their conscience” instead of how he wants.
Conservative groups have come out in support of Meadows. FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon said,
“Every time defenders of freedom need a leader, John Boehner has failed us. It’s time to remove Boehner from the speakership before it’s too late to pass bold reforms. Under his speakership, the Republican-controlled House has allowed taxes and spending to increase, and their agenda revolves more about pleasing lobbyists than standing on principle. It’s time to end the Boehner Blunder.”
This move won’t be easy. It would require majority support of the full chamber — including Democrats — to succeed. But Meadows is a highly respected conservative member of the House and he’s plugged in party-wide. Most think that he wouldn’t be doing this if he didn’t think it could be successful.
The full resolution can be read HERE