Since the end of July, our Rep. Mark Meadows has worked on our behalf to succesfully ouster Speaker Boehner and then blocked the presumptive next Speaker in line, Kevin McCarthy. Two huge wins for conservative voices in the US House of Representatives!
Remember the ousting of a Speaker hasn’t happened for over 100 years. Meadows, with the help of a man in our district, found the old Motion to Vacate rule and brought it to life. We owe him a hat tip, atta-boy, slap on the back, enthusiastic hand shake, and a debt of gratitude for removing a man as Speaker that no one wanted to keep!
This week it looks like the winning streak has ended and Paul Ryan will be the next Speaker. I know everyone is groaning and yelling and whinning, “NOT RYAN! He’s the establishment too! His record is terrible! Ryan’s has an “F” rating from Conservative Review!”
Daniel Webster was still in the running and still willing to take the vote, but unfortunately the votes are just not there. Meadows and the roughly 40 members of the Freedom Caucus just couldn’t convince their 200 other GOP collegues to support Webster.
On a conference call with Meadows Tuesday, he explained the Freedom Caucus is divided and there are no longer enough votes to stop Ryan becoming Speaker this week. [Sad face]
With the lack of votes to stop Ryan there was a rumor that a liberal Republican named Dents(?) was planning to run with the possible help of 40 Democrats. Essentially, it’s Check Mate. The fear was that he might be way worse than Ryan.
The House Freedom Caucus then had to decide whether to continue to fight without leverage to block Ryan’s ascent or call it good enough. Their decision made our champion Meadows sad, but they were negotiating from a position of weakness now.
Ryan has agreed to not hold any votes on comprehensive immigration reform (i.e., amnesty) until after Obama leaves office. He has also agreed to not strike the Motion to Vacate rule.
So now, we hold our breath as the Freedom Caucus casts their votes for RINO Ryan and pray he keeps his word.
Meadows added, “If Ryan doesn’t keep his word, his Speakership will be over in 12 months.”