Is Boehner Done? Congressman Makes ‘Unprecedented’ Move To Oust Speaker



In a bold, “unprecedented” move, a North Carolina representative has taken action to oust House Speaker John Boehner from his leadership position, and it could mean the end for the Ohio Republican.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) filed a resolution on Tuesday, which would effectively strip Boehner of his Speakership, after he says pressure from others caused him to do so, TheBlaze reported. Meadows’ resolution, if passed, would declare “the office of Speaker of the house of Representatives vacant,” meaning that the long-time incumbent would no longer have the reigns of the House in his hands.

The motion, which I second, accuses Boehner of having “endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent,” and effectively rendering Congress useless by allowing it to be “subservient” to the other two branches. All of this, says Meadows, has diminished “the voice of the American people.”

The “pretty brutal” motion, as congressional reporter Matt Fuller put it, also highlights the multiple abuses of power that Meadows believes Boehner engages in, including punishing “members who vote according to their conscious” rather than how the Speaker wants them to, and failing to follow proper rules and procedures regularly. More

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