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King Threatens a Conference
National Review Online ^ | By Jonathan Strong

Posted on 06/12/2013 3:10:58 PM PDT by US Navy Vet

It’s not the card you want to play but it’s 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 that’s 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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: steveking
Is there hope yet?
1 posted on 06/12/2013 3:10:58 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

NO


2 posted on 06/12/2013 3:14:43 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

King’s trying to stop Boehner.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 3:18:48 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: US Navy Vet
No, King's a hypocrite. He was one of House TEA Party caucus members who buckled under pressure from Boehner and McCarthy to vote for the Patriot Act's renewal.

Rep. Steve King: Patriot Act fits tea party standards

Vincent Confronts Steve King Over Patriot Act Vote

"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."

4 posted on 06/12/2013 3:19:24 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 3:28:57 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
King’s trying to stop Boehner.

Perhaps lightning will strike and they will replace Boehner!

6 posted on 06/12/2013 4:14:17 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: US Navy Vet

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


7 posted on 06/12/2013 4:18:06 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

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.


8 posted on 06/12/2013 4:25:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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