Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) has decided to take the Speaker of the House to the woodshed once again. The first time Mr. Meadows voted against Boehner which resulted in the loss of his subcommittee chairmanship. He was reinstated shortly afterwards. Now, the congressman has filed a motion to kick Boehner from his exalted post. Here is an excerpt from the Washington Times:
In the resolution, Mr. Meadows says Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, “has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent.”
He accused the speaker of limiting debate, pushing legislation to the brink to compel votes in a state of crisis, and moving to “punish Members who vote according to their conscience” instead of how he wants.
The Meadows resolution says Mr. Boehner has caused the Congress to “atrophy,” making it “subservient” to the executive and judicial branches.
If that isn’t the truth! I don’t believe Congress has been this ineffectual in the history of the republic. Chances are this resolution won’t pass, but at least Rep. Mark Meadows has publicly stated what the rest of us have been saying. I’m sure the Potomac potlickers will cower under the table.