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Conservative Congressman Seeks to Remove John Boehner from Speaker’s Chair
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) arrives for his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center February 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. With less than two days to go before the Department of Homeland Security shutdown, Boehner said that it is still up to the Senate to pass legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, adding "We passed a bill to fund the department six weeks ago. Six weeks ago!" (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Conservative Congressman Seeks to Remove John Boehner from Speaker’s Chair

A conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier this year by House Speaker John Boehner is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip the Ohio Republican of his position.

Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina on Tuesday filed a resolution to vacate the chair, an initial procedural step. The proposal was referred to a committee stocked with leadership loyalists, and it is unlikely to emerge. The move, however, reflected the discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP, whose members have been frustrated with leaders’ willingness to compromise on some legislation.

The resolution said Boehner “has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent.”

Source: Conservative Congressman Seeks to Remove John Boehner from Speaker’s Chair | TIME

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