ESTABLISHMENT “REPUBLICANS” RALLY ROUND THEIR LIBERAL LEADER
Our beef with the guy? He’s the latest – and most liberal – in a long line of “Republican” leaders who have fundamentally failed to uphold their party’s so-called support for “less government and lower taxes.”
Back in January, we called on the Palmetto State’s “conservative” GOP congressional delegation to pull their support for Boehner’s renomination as Speaker, calling it a “gut check” vote.
They didn’t … and he’s gone even further off the deep end.
Well one lawmaker has had enough …
In an unprecedented move, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows filed a motion this week to “vacate the chair.”
Meadows’ beef? 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.”
Meadows’ motion also levels a more serious charge – that Boehner’s perpetual accommodation of Obama has made “Congress subservient to the Executive and Judicial branches, diminishing the voice of the American People.”
He’s absolutely right …
Sadly, rather than stand up for their constituents establishment “Republicans” in Congress are rushing to Boehner’s defense.
“People are angry that somebody would pull this stunt,” liberal U.S. Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon told Fox News.
Another liberal “Republican” – U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California – accused Meadows of filing the motion as a fundraising gimmick.
Frankly, we don’t care whether Meadows’ motion is a gimmick or not: It’s a chance to get rid of a guy who has repeatedly acted in the best interests of the Obama administration and the Washington establishment – and against the best interests of the American people.
We would reiterate our call from January: Especially as it relates to the so-called “conservative” South Carolina congressional delegation.
From our post seven months ago …
Here’s the bottom line: If U.S. Reps. Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney, Tom Rice, Mark Sanford and Joe Wilson wish to continue promoting themselves as “fiscal conservatives,” then they must oppose the renomination of U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (who has rightfully lost the support of the “Republican” base).
Duncan was the only one who stood strong then.
Let’s hope Gowdy, Mulvaney, Rice, Sanford and Wilson join him this time.