Punished Conservative Rep. Mark Meadows Moves to Oust Failed Speaker John Boehner
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is a staunch conservative in the House of Representatives.
In September 2013, Meadows hammered Barack Obama, “We did not elect a dictator.”
Meadows was removed from his subcommittee chairmanship by Republican leadership when he did not support the unpopular Obamatrade deal.
A House conservative recently punished for voting against Republican leadership made a stunning move Thursday to oust Speaker John Boehner.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., was temporarily removed from his post chairing a House Oversight subcommittee after voting against a procedural measure to advance a critical trade bill earlier this summer.
He was later restored to his post thanks to protests from his rank-and-file conservative allies, but Meadows apparently wasn’t satisfied.
Meadows Tuesday introduced a resolution “Declaring the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives vacant.”
The move, according to GOP leadership staff, does not require immediate consideration from the House, where it might have won support from a faction of conservatives who think Boehner is too moderate and have long pined for his ouster.
Twice in Boehner’s three terms as speaker, a faction of conservatives has voted against him when he stood for re-election to the speaker’s post, and the group frequently votes against measures they believe stray from conservative priorities.
For the record… 9 in 10 conservatives want Boehner out as Speaker.