Skip to comments.King Threatens a Conference
Posted on 06/12/2013 3:10:58 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
Its not the card you want to play but its an awfully good one to have in your hand, says Iowa representative Steve King about his plan to force a special conference for the House GOP to discuss immigration.
Under the rules of the House Republican caucus, any rank-and-file member can force such a closed-door session with 50 signatures. It happens to be the same procedure one would use to force an unscheduled leadership election. Even though thats not the only purpose for such a meeting, forcing Speaker John Boehner to convene one would be a bold move by King and his supporters.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
King’s trying to stop Boehner.
"This is a video of a constituent of Iowa Congressman Steve King. In the video the young man tells King how he and other constituents had called Kings office numerous times and encouraged him to vote NO for the extension of the 4th Amendment killing "patriot act" to which King clearly ignored and voted YES. As you can see from the video King says that the young man "Well you dont understand that yet." And couldn't get away quick enough."
If they re-take a speakership vote, those dozen or so who backed down at the previous leadership election might stand up this time.
Ahhhh, but I doubt it.
Individual Pubbies make noise and then just go with the flow.
Perhaps lightning will strike and they will replace Boehner!
There was a thread recently describing a conservative group that now includes I believe 118 Representatives.
If they speak with one voice, the Speaker must listen.
I wish I could remember what they’re called
The caucus King is calling could decide to do just that. It’s one of the purposes of calling a “special conference,” to force an unscheduled leadership election. Let us pray together.