GOP Lawmaker Seeks Bid to Unseat Boehner


Republican Rep. Mark MeadowsRepublican Rep. Mark Meadows filed a motion to oust House Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday, in a challenge that has only been attempted once before 105 years ago.

The North Carolina congressman filed the request to begin a “family conversation” following a series of rifts between Boehner and House Republicans. If successful, the measure would force an election of a new speaker.

Meadows was removed from his post as chair on an Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee after he voted against a leadership-backed procedural vote on trade legislation. His chairmanship was later restored.

The resolution accuses Boehner of centralizing decision-making and using “the power of the office to punish Members who vote according to their conscience instead of the will of the Speaker.” Read more at the Washington Post.

{Andy Newscenter}