Vote to Oust Boehner?
from Bill Still Good Morning, I’m still reporting on politics. When Congress returns to work tomorrow, some conservatives will be trying – again – to oust the Speaker of the House, John Boehner. Conservatives feel that Boehner is at the root of the Congressional vote buying scandal that is at the root of why the vast majority of Americans now feel Congress is out of their control. The day before the House adjourned for its summer recess in July, North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows decided to do something about it. He filed a rarely-used motion to “vacate the chair”, a move that could force Mr. Boehner’s removal as Speaker. The resolution stated that Boehner: “…has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent.” The resolution went on to say that Boehner’s rule has caused Congress to atrophy, making it subservient to the executive and judicial branches. Conservatives have long charged Boehner with facilitating the Obama agenda instead of the Republican agenda – much less the conservative agenda. Boehner passed the bills fully funding ObamaCare. He has fully funded Obama’s illegal amnesty. He has prevented the setting up of any select committees to investigate Obama, the IRS, or the Clinton email scandal. He has fully funded Planned Parenthood. He has supported the Obama Trade deals and the Iran deal. Just 2 months ago, (SR 415) Boehner received $5.3 million from pro-Obama, pro-Fast-Track lobbyists for his vote. Subsequently he punished House leaders like Rep. Meadows, for voting against Fast-Track. But Boehner has been on the take since early on in his Congressional career. In June 1995 Boehner distributed campaign checks from tobacco industry lobbyists on the floor of the House as members were debating tobacco subsidies. According to a 1996 documentary by PBS called “The People and the Power Game”, Boehner admitted: “They asked me to give out a half dozen checks quickly … it’s a practice that‘s gone on here for a long time that we’re trying to stop and I know I’ll never do it again.” Just 23 Republican House members supported Rep. Meadows attempt to ouster Boehner in January. He needs only 4 more Republicans to join him this coming week to force the issue to a vote. Meadows urges every American to contact their members of the House starting tomorrow Tuesday and tell them early and often to vote for the “vacate the chair” motion. I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.