Boehner is taking no chances in being removed from his speakership. Apparently our cry baby can only remain in control under Gestapo like tactics. Back in 2012 we came within 4 votes of defeating him. Twelve brave souls voted their conscience and Boehner purged them more like a third world Government would react than a Democracy. Brave souls lost their Committee seats. Welcome to North Korea. Dissent will not be tolerated. First the latest, then the back story in 2012. Here we go:
September 19, 2014. House Republicans are quietly discussing a proposal that could fundamentally alter the way future speakers of the House are chosen, according to multiple GOP sources, with the objective of avoiding a repeat of John Boehner’s embarrassing reelection vote in 2013.
“There are members frustrated with other members about what happened last time,” said a senior Republican.
Twelve House Republicans refused to vote for Boehner’s reelection in January 2013 at the outset of the 113th Congress. This level of dissent was insufficient to oust Boehner from the speakership, but served to embarrass the speaker and publicly air the party’s dirty laundry. The incident infuriated Boehner’s allies, who claimed no opposition was voiced privately during the conference elections—an affront to the traditional process of keeping internal campaigns private.
More over at National Journal. And just what happened previously?
The backlash against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s removal of several conservative members of Congress from committees continued Wednesday, with one conservative group calling for Republicans to “depose” Boehner from his speakership.
American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his speakership.
“Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge is the nail in the coffin for conservatives,” said Ned Ryun, president and CEO of AMA. “Boehner has never won a negotiation [sic] battle with the White House or Senate – and he’s been nothing short of an embarrassing spokesman for the conservative movement. It’s time for him to go.”
The recent anger stems in large part from the removal of Reps. David Schweikert, Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp from their spots on committees. Boehner has said it was an issue of loyalty, Buzzfeed reported, but conservatives have labeled it a purge of more conservative and libertarian elements of the party.