“Conservative group launches campaign to ‘depose’ Boehner from speakership”
Finally. Some people who understand that a bureaucratic GOP awaiting its turn at the statist trough is every bit at odds with the founding principles as is the New Left, who have taken over the Democratic party.
The backlash against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s removal of several conservative members of Congress from committees continued Wednesday, with one conservative group calling for Republicans to “depose” Boehner from his speakership.
American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his speakership.
“Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge is the nail in the coffin for conservatives,” said Ned Ryun, president and CEO of AMA. “Boehner has never won a negation [sic] battle with the White House or Senate — and he’s been nothing short of an embarrassing spokesman for the conservative movement. It’s time for him to go.”
The recent anger stems in large part from the removal of Reps. David Schweikert, Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp from their spots on committees. Boehner has said it was an issue of loyalty, Buzzfeed reported, but conservatives have labeled it a purge of more conservative and libertarian elements of the party. (RELATED: Purged conservative reps: Boehner planning to ‘run over’ conservatives, vote for tax hike)
Ron Meyer, press secretary for AMA, said that the group likes Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the outgoing chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, to replace Boehner, though he noted that “there aren’t enough votes to elect someone new — yet.” (RELATED: Amash slams GOP leadership for purging him without notice)
But removing him from the speakership, Myer said, is “doable for sure.”
A Boehner spokesman did not respond to request for comment.
Only 16 abstentions needed — 4 of which are probably done deals, given that they were unceremoniously kicked off committees and replaced by Boehner loyalists. Add to that perhaps King and Bachmann, and that’s 6, leaving conservatives only 10 abstentions shy of beginning to right the House ship and preventing the Bushco crowd from moving the GOP into the role of (slightly more-left) JFK Democrats.
We can do this. By identifying the most conservative House members and pressuring them to abstain. If anybody wants to offer some names and contact info, I’ll happily post it in an update.
Let’s get going. Because the next time Boehner cries his little orange tears, I want to make sure he has a damn good reason.
update: Senator Jim DeMint, who appeared on the Mark Levin show recently (hinting at plans to re-direct the GOP and return to it its conservative principles), is leaving the Senate to head up the Heritage Foundation. He’ll leave behind a strong sub group of constitutional conservatives who are growing more and more influential in that chamber. Gov Haley will name his interim replacement.