Mark Meadows Files Resolution to Remove Boehner
The rift between conservatives and the Republican establishment is ongoing in Congress thanks to the machinations of Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Boehner and McConnell attempt to rule over their fellow party members with an iron fist. Their marching orders to every member of the Republican Party is to ignore everything and everybody and toe the party line, or else.
|Representative Mark Meadows|
Yesterday, in a move that is sure to upset Boehner and his supporters, Rep. Mark Meadows (R- NC) filed a resolution to remove Boehner from his leadership position. The resolution declares 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. Whereas the Speaker has, through inaction, caused the power of Congress to atrophy, thereby making Congress subservient to the Executive and Judicial branches.” Yes…
It is a safe bet that Meadows’ resolution is not going to succeed in removing Boehner from his leadership position. The sole result of the resolution will be retribution against Meadows and any member who dares to vote “yea” on the resolution. Meadows knows all to well about Boehner’s thirst for revenge when someone crosses him. Last month, Meadows was one of 34 Republicans who ignored a directive from Boehner to vote for a trade deal designed to give President Obama expanded powers. Boehner punished Meadows for his insubordination by stripping him of his chairmanship of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations. Meadows can expect further retribution for his latest affront to Boehner.
You have to admire Meadows’ willingness to stand up to the Republican establishment. Meadows understands that the people of the 11th district of North Carolina sent him to Washington, D.C. to represent them, not the Republican Party. Meadows is a credit to the 11th district of North Carolina and the United States.