#ncpol: Meet the chairman of the House Committee on BIG Cojones

meadThere he goes again, showing his colleagues how to behave like a conservative.  One has to wonder how long it will take for Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) to run whining to the drivebys about his neighbor in the 11th, Mark Meadows?    Will Thom Tillis scold him publicly like he did Ted Cruz? 

Congressman Mark Meadows has the attention of the WORLD after spearheading a procedure to remove Speaker John Boehner from power.   Here is the measure Meadows submitted to get the ball rolling. 

Meadows admits to knowing he’s made himself quite a target taking on one of the most powerful pols in DC:

[…]  If the North Carolina Republican’s challenge is successful, it would force a new election for speaker — something that hasn’t even been attempted for 105 years and has never succeeded, reports the Post’s Mike DeBonis. Meadows said on Tuesday that he wouldn’t press for a vote before Congress leaves town for the August recess.But in a talk-radio interview Tuesday night, Meadows predicted the House GOP leadership would call lawmakers and drum up a Wednesday vote to save Boehner.

“They will call most of the members tonight and try to bring this up and have a vote on it tomorrow [Wednesday],” Meadows told host Mark Levin, admitting that tactic was only one that Boehner’s team could employ.

“These will be very difficult days. It will not come without retribution and that’s to be understood.”cryjb

Meadows has played this very smart.  The delay actually helps make the move look less personal, and more in line with trying to salvage the Republican Revolution that started in 2010.  MORE: 

It’s certainly in the interest of Boehner’s team quash any rebellious sentiment that could grow over the August recess.

One of Boehner’s staunchest House critics, Rep. Walter Jones Jr. (R-N.C.), suggested that anti-Boehner Republicans might be trying to gin up support among conservative media  — a drumbeat that could get louder while lawmakers are home in their districts.

“I hope the talk show hosts who are so frustrated would pick up on this thing and beat the drum so loud that other members feel like they can be encouraged to join this effort to change the leadership of the House,” Jones said, according to DeBonis.

DeBonis added that Meadow’s motion, however, is unlikely to succeed unless Democrats joined with a small faction of Republicans to try and topple Boehner — and Democrats have suggested they aren’t interested in such a move.[…] 

Don’t be so sure about that.  Though, they could be quite happy with Boehner.  I mean, what haven’t they got out of him?  Replacing him with someone less orange and less weepy might make things a little tougher on the House minority. 

watch like hawkIt’s worth pinning down each and every member of our congressional delegation and asking them about the points raised in Meadows’s filing.  Then, ask them — based on those statements — will they vote to support the measure to vacate?

If this fails, Walter Jones will look like an insider and a Boehner buddy compared to Meadows.  Meadows’s new office space will likely be moved to somewhere slightly north of Richmond. 

But this all turns the conversation to a very important point:  Is your time in Washington about keeping Boehner and the boys happy, or is it about actually representing the folks back home who sent you there?  We know how Jones and Meadows feel.  Where do you stand: Mrs. Ellmers, Mrs. Foxx, Mr. McHenry, Mr. Pittenger, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Holding, and Mr. Walker? 

12 comments for “#ncpol: Meet the chairman of the House Committee on BIG Cojones

  1. Common Sense
    July 29, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Please call his office to offer support and call the other reps to share your input.

  2. Robert Roland
    July 29, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    So glad he is my representative. Give his office a call for support.

  3. Chris D. Cush
    July 29, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    “Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone”. Anonymous.
    God Bless Mark Meadows! One man has the courage to stand up against the “Democrat disguised as a Republican” in the House.
    Absolutely, John Boehner needs to go ( and be ridden out of town on a rail)!
    I tried to e mail his office, but because I live outside his district in NC, it wouldn’t let me send a message. I will try to find a phone number to let Mark know I stand with him.

    • Chris D. Cush
      July 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      His Washington DC office number is: 202-225-6401.

  4. Lynette
    July 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    So glad he is my Representative! I will say that moves like this are exactly why he needs to stay in the House and not run for Senate. Meadows for Speaker!!!

  5. Browny Douglas
    July 29, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I personally stand 100% behind Rep Meadows. I am at a complete loss as to why any clear thinking at heart American would not be!!!!

    Think about it. Every day and vote that has gone by, Boehner has helped widen
    the slit in the throat of “we the people”. The intended gov’t ” of the people, by the people, and for the people” has been stomped on by this man. There is NO EFFECTIVE argument to the contrary. Boehner and McConnell are in love with power and themselves and nurture that feeling of exhilaration by constantly supporting the growth of BIG GOV’T. They have proven themselves to be enablers of O’s agenda. PROVEN!!

    Bad timing some say. Are you kidding me? This attempt to defend “we the people” and the Constitution as viewed by this Son of the American Revolution, should be bugled to the HIGH HEAVENS.

    Unafraid
    Browny Douglas
    Dare Republican Chairman

    • Lynette
      July 29, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Well said!!!

  6. Stan
    July 29, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Can this same procedure be used against McCrory?

  7. Ginny
    July 29, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Rouzer office said he is undecided of his support of this resolution. He will first have a discussion with Meadows. What’s to discuss? The proof is a nuclear Iran, removing power of the purse, no defunding of planned parenthood or Obamacare, the highway bill, the pork, spending and of course, funding illegal Amnesty. I am forgetting other things but this is the general list of betrayals. Not to mention his punishment of dissenters in the house and hate of the conservative base.

  8. john steed
    July 29, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    So far, Walter Jones is the only other North Carolinian in the conservative column supporting Meadows.

    Boehner Republicans are Obama Republicans, and need conservative primary opposition.

  9. Chris D. Cush
    July 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Just heard Mark Meadows on Sean Hannity’s radio show. His DC office is getting calls of support from all over the country! (Mine included).
    Americans are sick and tired of limp (bleep) John Boehner!

  10. Gregorius Caroline du Nord
    July 29, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Good luck Mark Meadows.
    I hate that I once gave money to Renee Ellmers (redistricted out so she’s somebody else’s problem now) but Rouzer isn’t much better. I’m gonna burn his phone line up tomorrow, careerist “company man” that he is. Maybe one day WE can get someone with guts!

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