John Boehner embarrassed, not enough votes to keep him Speaker

John Boehner
John Boehner

According to 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.

Rep. Meadows said:

“The majority of Americans believe that Washington, D.C., is broken, and it’s time if we can’t fix it with a majority in both the House and Senate that we look at leadership and either one of two things needs to happen: We either need to change the leader, or the leader needs to change the way that in this case does business. That’s really why we took this step, to have this discussion.”

You won’t hear me arguing that logic! It’s good to see someone with a spine actually REPRESENTING his constituency and working for the American people. It’s a shame it had to come to this, but that’s why this process exists. If Speaker Boehner were listening to the majority of the country, he wouldn’t have to be concerned about losing his job!

H/T Breitbart

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