Skip to comments.Revolt Among Republicans: 70 House Members Risk Careers in Planned Showdown With Leadership
Posted on 06/13/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT by Lucky9teenEdited on 06/13/2013 9:25:18 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Seventy House Republicans are planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have dire consequences for the country.
The 70 members are petitioning for a special Republican conference meeting on the bill, a “highly unusual” move to go head-to-head with the speaker, according to Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Steve King (Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (Texas), who are serving as spokespersons for the group.
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I don't know anymore, but I'm glad some are finally standing up and standing firm against this tyranny. And I for one, will gladly stand with them.
Well gee maybe Bachmann shouldn’t have voted for Boehner for Speaker at the last minute.
And you can bet Boehner will be in a retaliatory mood.
It’s way past time for the conservatives to stage a coup against the Republican leadership.We need a serious change in leadership in DC.
Politically risky? Not in my book.
I’ll stand with them, but I take everything with a grain of salt. There’s a coup going on in our capitol. The progressives have gained the high ground and are flanking us. Without a divine intervention, I fear we are simply grist for the mill.
I personally wish the dictatorship of Barack Hussein Obama would start. At least we’d know what side everyone’s on.
I wonder if a stain will be found on Bohners tie or jacket. I wonder if he uses the same cleaner that Monica Lewinsky used?
‘The three representatives told TheBlaze that more than half of the Republicans in the House were elected after 2007, and have no concept of how strongly the public opposed the bill. “
Don’t they mean the ones elected prior? I’m confused here thinking that the newly elected are more in touch?
Boehner is such a damn traitor.
more than half of the Republicans in the House were elected after 2007, and have no concept of how strongly the public opposed the bill.
And a lot of them don’t care what the public thinks. That’s the problem. Screw the republican “leadership” and listen to the voters.
What some of those who fear “political risk” don’t seem to get, is if this all goes down, their either won’t be a country to be a congresscritter or there won’t be a lot of “conservatives” elected anymore. IMHO, if you took an Oath to this Country, too bad about the “political risk” and DO THE RIGHT THING!
Exactly right, that’s where we blew it. In 2010 they should have wiped out the old Guard.
The ones who should be at risk in this are the so called leaders.
Traitor Boner now joins the ranks of Traitors along side Traitor Roberts.
Why is it risky for Bachmann she has already announced she is not running again?
They've decided to protect the Constitution at their own risk.
The RINOs joined the socialists/communists on the left a long time ago, and they're not going to give up all that power and privilege they steal easily. The RINOs are threatening anyone who get's in the lefts way, because the personally benefit from it.
In my opinion, the RINO right has become an enemy of the state as much as the socialist/communists on the left. They're one and the same. It's all about absolute power, and absolute power has corrupted them absolutely.
And we have a system that is so corrupt that it allows Boehner the traitor to punish them.
Bachmann has nothing to lose as she is not running again
I’m not sure many people realized how weak Boehner (and the rest of the mainstream GOP) would be
Risk careers? It should never be a career, that’s part of the problem.
The attempted Amnesty bill in 2006, set up the Pelosi take over of the house.