Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Boehner Couldn't Find The Votes To Reelect Him Speaker

The truth is finally out. Boehner buried a resolution from Congressman Mark Meadows to remove him as Speaker of the House because he feared he would lose the vote...

(Breitbart) House Speaker Rep. John Boehner had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess.

"[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise," a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with various House GOP members about this told Breitbart News in an interview last week.

"I know members personally who were called by Steve Scalise. So they had the entire leadership whip team frantically making phone calls to members to whip the vote because they wanted to attempt to embarrass Meadows and call the vote [on Wednesday last week] so it's not hanging over Boehner’s head."...

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche