Skip to comments.Freedom Caucus Majority Backs Paul Ryan for House Speaker
Posted on 10/21/2015 8:53:26 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
A strong majority of anti-establishment conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus voted on Wednesday night to support Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin for House speaker, assuring that he will have the votes to secure the post next week and averting a leadership crisis for Republicans.
Mr. Ryan indicated that he was prepared to seize the gavel and try to bring unity to his party, which has been riven over how House leaders exert authority over members. That fight had become so bitter that it forced the resignation of Speaker John A. Boehner and derailed the candidacy of the majority leader, Representative Kevin McCarthy, to replace him.
Im grateful for the support of a supermajority of the House Freedom Caucus, Mr. Ryan said in a statement, referring to the two-thirds vote he received.
The apparent coalescing of support behind Mr. Ryan, 45, comes at a critical moment for Congress, with votes expected to begin as soon as next week over raising the governments borrowing authority, the first of several pressing fiscal matters.
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I have been hearing the exact opposite all evening.
I guess this is the government approved version.
Ryan: Boehner without the nicotine stains and the overactive tear ducts.
We vote for them, they sell out and we get screwed for another few years. Then we do it again, and again, and again and nothing ever changes. And yet, it’s us that are somehow wrong for distrusting people promising us they’ll be conservative?
” I swear honey, this is the last time I cheat on you! Those other girls meant nothing! “
Wake up. The vote doesn’t matter in 90%of cases. The system is screwed.
Ryan cooked up a budget that cut Vet benefits with the Dems .
Ryan is owned by Cheap Labor express Billionaire Sheldon Adelson.
There is NOTHING honorable , Decent, or moral about La Raza Ryan !
Most Americans, hell - most FReepers refuse to understand that we are no longer a Representative Republic, but a Fascist Dictatorship run by an Oligarchy. Levin calls it Ameritopia - but that is too trite sounding for the reality this Beast that now rules us actually is.
The “Rules” were probably made clear to the Freedom Caucus the same as it was to Joe Biden earlier: DO THE BIDDING OF THE NEW ORDER OR ELSE.
Everything you knew, everything you think you have as recourse - has been perverted, corrupted and rendered null and void. Yet we keep putting our faith into a system that no longer exists.
As such - there is no getting out of where all of this goes.
The first thing he should do is rename the Hastert rule.
u got that right
Ryan has already worked to bring about amnesty. There is no getting around this.
Possibly even worse, he may well be going after a major alteration of parliamentary rules to keep the speakership from being challenged once seated, long established by Thomas Jefferson.
If this alteration had happened before now, the current House Speaker would not have stepped down or been challenged.
IF this happens, future house speakers will be more like kings than they already are.
It just makes me sick to my stomach on what our country has become.
It is just going to be more of the same ole $hit.
There goes any hope of dealing with the catastrophic illegal immigration, amnesty and all the rest of the BS the GOPe want as well as Harry Reid and the rest of his perverted politicians.
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Who in the f*ck are you talking about? He’s a suckboy for the Chamber of Commerce. Never held a real f*cking job. And wants MORE, I REPEAT MORE MORE MORE, immigration into this country.
Anyone who would take a f*cking stage with Gutierrez is a complete POS.
You guessed correctly.
Very sad and pathetic.
You seem to be the one “living on some other planet for the last few years”. As has been pointed out, clearly, by your lack of knowledge about the REAL Lyin’ Paul Ryan.
To be blunt, you are full of sh*t.
Ryan is a truly evil human being.
Ryan will gleefully seek to continue policies that will destroy our Republic. I guess you are okay with that.
You are either GOPe or you are truly delusional.
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