John Boehner

Numbers are there for Conservative Coup of Boehner

Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner

Conservatives are brewing a plan to oust John Boehner if he cuts a bad deal on funding the government— including if he can't cut federal subsidies to abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Leadership is worried about it, according to a Washington Post report.

McCarthy, Ryan call for end to Boehner drama

Jake Sherman , John Bresnahan and Anna Palmer, Politico

It looks like the Speaker’s fierce defenders of the status quo are starting to emerge from the sidelines. The establishment is terrified of anything that might upset their power structure. The bad news is even if Boehner is ousted, there’s a long line of establishment figures looking to replace him.

Calls to Depose GOP Leadership Mount

Barbara Boland, Washington Examiner

Despite the failure of efforts to depose Boehner in the past, there is something different this time around. One of the differences is that the new wave of Republicans elected in the 2014 elections need to make good on their promises to voters.

Gun Owners of America: Fire Boehner

Our principled conservative friends at GOA have now joined other conservative organizations in urging their members to support the Meadows resolution saying “it’s imperative that you contact your member of Congress right now and tell him or her to vote YES on the Meadows measure (House Resolution 385).” To make it simple to let your Representative know that you want John Boehner removed as Speaker of the House, we urge you to sign our petition to second Rep. Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair. We will forward it to your Representative on your behalf.

Defunding Planned Parenthood: The GOP Leadership’s Next Self-Inflicted Crisis

At some point, Congress has to do what's right -- not just from a political standpoint, but from a moral one, and on defunding Planned Parenthood that time is now. If there’s a government shutdown, better that than continuing to make every American taxpayer complicit in the murder of thousands of babies and the trafficking of their dismembered bodies.

If John Boehner can face a no-confidence vote, why can't Mitch McConnell?

Ed Straker, American Thinker

To be Senate Majority Leader, a Republican needs 51 votes (a Democrat would only need 50, because Lunch Box Joe would break a tie). Currently there are 54 Republicans. That means if a Republican challenged McConnell, only four Republicans would need to vote against him to topple him, assuming no Democrats voted for him.

Mark Meadows, the Donald Trump of the House

Mike DeBonis, Washington Post

The two men, in the different ways, have come to embody the deep disenchantment many Republicans feel about the leaders of their party.

What Should Congress Do First?

The Republican establishment “leaders” who run Capitol Hill are notorious for not being able to walk and chew gum at the same time and appear to be genetically unable to deal with more than one major issue at a time. Please tell us which of these important issues Congress should deal with first; defunding Planned Parenthood, defeating the Obama – Corker Iran nuclear weapons deal, the Meadows resolution to oust Speaker Boehner or the need to pass appropriations to fund the federal government for the fiscal year starting October 1?

The complicated history of Hillary and Boehner

Scott Wong, The Hill

Hillary Clinton and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) have a complicated relationship, and it’s far from warm and fuzzy. That much was obvious with the disclosure of a 2010 email to then-Secretary of State Clinton from her longtime confidant, Sidney Blumenthal, who disparaged Boehner as an “alcoholic” and “lazy” as he prepared to ascend to the Speakership.

Democrats Get It Right On Boehner And Bush

As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie observed in his book TAKEOVER, the stock-in-trade of Democrats and the Left is to lie to make Republican candidates look scary to various independent segments of the electorate; the non-existent war on women, alleged Republican racism and “meanness” to the underprivileged are just a few of these tactics. But what if Democrats actually told the truth about a Republican, like John Boehner or Jeb Bush?

Boehner calls Ted Cruz a jackass at fundraiser

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

For Cruz, the attack could be helpful: Boehner is not beloved by the conservative grassroots activists the Texas senator is courting. And it could further endear Cruz to voters who find Donald Trump’s anti-Washington message appealing.

Gerritson: No Fake Leadership Show Votes On Defunding Planned Parenthood

Tea Party leader Becky Gerritson reminds us Congress holds the power of the purse specifically for the purpose of reigning in the executive branch, and it needs to commit to using every tool at its disposal to ensure that Planned Parenthood is not propped up by taxpayer dollars. Gerritson says, one needs to remember, as Senator Ted Cruz stated, “If the bill is attached to the budget and the government does shut down, it would be the fault of President Barack Obama, not the GOP."

Donald Trump makes John Boehner expendable

Erick Erickson, RedState

Said one mid-western Congressman, “Donald Trump is giving us another avenue to sell members on tossing Boehner. Suddenly, knowing what might come otherwise, the Speaker is expendable.”

Scott Walker’s Disappointing Weathervane Campaign

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
More than anything conservatives are looking for principled leadership on the issues. Far from "taking the gloves off," Scott Walker's reluctant attack on the amorphous "they" of the DC Republican establishment shows Gov. Walker to be more like a weathervane following the political winds, than a compass pointing true North on the foundational principles of the conservative agenda.

Trump and Cruz Voters Hold the Key to Electing a Conservative Congress

What the Republican establishment and its U.S. Chamber of Commerce allies fear beyond anything else, including the election of Hillary Clinton as President, is that those voters who support Donald Trump and Ted Cruz can be welded into a cohesive grassroots populist conservative army committed to breaking what Ted Cruz calls the “Washington cartel.”

One Thing You Can Do This Week To Change Washington

One thing you can do this week to change Washington is to go to your Representative’s town hall meeting if he or she is having one, and ask where your Representative stands on the Meadows motion to vacate the Chair and oust Speaker Boehner. If your Representative isn’t having a town hall we have made it simple to let your Representative know that you want John Boehner removed as Speaker of the House, just sign our petition to second Rep. Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair. We will forward it to your Representative on your behalf.

Boehner didn’t have the votes to reelect last week

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

“They found out bad things would happen, that literally they would be calling the vote without knowing what would happen. Therefore, they did not call the vote and now they have this issue hanging over John Boehner’s head for the next five weeks.”

Cuccinelli Urges Virginians To Support Motion To Oust Boehner

Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli, Chairman of Liberty Now PAC, issued a powerful appeal for Virginians to demand their Representatives in Congress support Rep. Mark Meadows' motion to vacate the Chair and oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House.  To make it simple to let your Representative know that you want John Boehner removed as Speaker of the House, we urge you to sign our petition to second Rep. Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair. We will forward it to your Representative on your behalf no matter what state you live in.

Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Prohibit Government Contracts to Companies that Donate to Planned Parenthood

“It is sad that both parties in Congress are complicit in continuing to fund Planned Parenthood through last minute, massive spending bills like CRs (continuing resolutions) or omnibus bills.  I have not and will not vote for any spending bill that sends one cent to Planned Parenthood," said principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Jim Bridenstine upon introducing H.R.3245, a bill to prohibit federal government contracts from going to companies that donate to Planned Parenthood.

Bid for Boehner’s Ouster Filed by Fellow Republican

Billy House, Bloomberg Politics

Rep. Mark Meadows' resolution said Boehner had sought “to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 members of Congress” and had “caused the power of Congress to atrophy.”
Meadows said he’s not asking for co-sponsors and hadn’t spoken directly with Boehner before filing the bid to oust him.