HOUSE MOTION TO CHANGE VACATE SPEAKER RULE WOULD SAVE PAUL RYAN’S ASS, REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT

Posted on October 9, 2016

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FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon: “The motion to vacate the chair is the most powerful tool members of the House have to ensure that the speaker is kept in check. It’s the sword of Damocles that hangs over the head of whomever happens to hold the office. This tool, which is part of the House rules written by Thomas Jefferson, should not be altered under any circumstances.”

Sadly, Rep. Nunes has been working to limit the democratic prerogatives of the members of the House of Representatives. He has introduced a proposal that would limit the ability of House members to choose a new Speaker of the House. Rep. Nunes proposed a roadblock: before the motion can be brought up in the House, that member’s party conference in the House would have to sign off on moving ahead. And since these entities are controlled by either the speaker or the minority leader, approval just won’t happen. That is exactly what Rep. Nunes wants.”

Boehner was forced out when he became too bipartisan and attempted to force fellow GOP to vote the same. If this procedure had been amended as proposed above a committee consisting of people appointed by Boehner would have had to approve the motion to allow the vote to go to the floor.

The person in that position today is Paul Ryan. Why would he be worried about a motion to vacate?

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