Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has filed a motion to try to force Speaker John Boehner from his leadership post.
At this time, 21:10:45, there have been at least 2 major edits and/or updates to this story. It bears little resemblance to the piece I posted this afternoon.
The move, called a motion to vacate the chair, represents a new level of opposition to GOP leadership from the conservative wing of the House Republican Conference. The motion can be postponed for several days before consideration.
The resolution was filed late Tuesday afternoon, just one day before the House was slated to depart for its summer recess.
The resolution states that Boehner has tried to “consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 members of Congress and the people they represent.” It accuses the speaker of using the “legislative calendar to create crises for the American people, in order to compel members to vote for legislation.”
The resolution also blasts Boehner of using the Rules Committee to limit amendments.
The “Speaker has, through inaction, caused the power of Congress to atrophy, thereby making Congress subservient to the Executive and Judicial branches, diminishing the voice of the American People,” it reads. “Whereas the Speaker uses the power of the office to punish Members who vote according to their conscience instead of the will of the Speaker.” POLITICO
I believe that by now we have all come to the conclusion that John Boehner is nothing more than the RINO FROM HELL and is, in truth, more of a Democrat than he is a REAL Republican, aka: Dem Lite.
Pay special attention to this line my friends; “The resolution also blasts Boehner of using the Rules Committee to limit amendments.”
The *Rules Committee*? That would be The House Rules Committee; the Chairman of that particular committee is Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX32), my Congressman.
The Rules Committee is a powerful force to be reckoned with, Sessions will tell you so at every opportunity and will make damned sure that YOU know that HE is the Chairman.
A while back I was pretty much convinced that Pete Sessions was one of the *good guys* in Congress, after I got to know him better I found out that I was wrong, as I have ever been on ANY political topic before.
I knew that Sessions had a healthy respect for Boehner, I knew he claimed Boehner as one of his closest friends, I didn’t however, realize that his respect was actually FEAR of retaliation, as well as losing his position as Chairman of the House Rules Committee. It appears that Committee was more important to Sessions than what was wanted by his constituents in TX-32. The majority of Sessions’ GOP and Conservative supporters told him, “Vote Boehner out” but that didn’t come close to happening.
Please read this story and my commentary, you will notice that I went after Pete Sessions then and there after *calling* him of this less than honorable decision in backing Boehner as he ignored the people of Texas in his district. Boehner moves to punish dissenters | The TexasFred Blog.
In true RINO political fashion Sessions hasn’t spoken to me since, and that’s fine, I no longer have any use for him or his arrogance, but I still get the email *begs* for cash and a newsletter telling me how many Civic groups Sessions has met with, that’s comforting.
Somehow, none of those emails, snail mails or posts Sessions or his staff make on Facebook mention the fact that Sessions has in the past, and apparently, even now continues to kiss Ol’ Boehner’s ass.
Not a *Boehner guy* Pete? Seriously? How damned stupid do you think we are?