Boehner to leave the House and his Leadership role at end of October

Politico: “Embattled Speaker John Boehner, who rose from bartender’s son to the most powerful man in Congress, will retire at the end of October, ending a tumultuous five-year tenure atop the House of Representatives.”   Third in line to the office of President of the United States, House Speaker is considered one of the most powerful positions in government.  Before the August break, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), proposed a motion to “vacate the chair,” a parliamentary procedure to oust the Ohio congressman from his role.  The move has only been used once, 105 years ago, and has never been successful.

Pundits believe Boehner could survive the challenge but it would damage the party. 

Boehner was first elected to Congress in 1990. He will not only be leaving the speakership but also resigning his seat and retiring in October.  House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is considered a favorite to replace him in the leadership role.  However, the Conservatives see McCarthy as one of the establishment.

The food fight is not over.



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William "Bill" Hicks
William "Bill" Hicks
5 years ago

How many republican politicians can you really call conservative? They have to sell their souls to the administrative state in order to be elected. Someone other than McCarthy, with conservative credentials, is the only way to get the House back to a constitutional separation of powers.