Boehner Retaliates Again Against Those Who Didn’t Vote For #ObamaTrade

Posted: June 24, 2015 in Politics
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Conservatives who voted against advancing a “Fast Track” trade deal got a lecture from House Speaker John Boehner, who warned them that he endorses the punishment that has been handed down to some of them.

In a closed-door weekly Republican conference meeting Wednesday, the Ohio Republican told rank-and-file members that he supports a move to strip Rep. Mark Meadows of his Oversight subcommittee chairmanship.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, carried out the action against Meadows, removing him from his post as chairman of the Oversight subcommittee on government operations.

Boehner signaled he has no plans ease up on lawmakers who stray on key votes. “We have a majority and when it comes to procedural votes in the House, the majority has to stick together and vote for those procedural motions,” he said.

Just last week Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) took swift retribution against House members who dared to break ranks with “the team” on a rule vote for Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track). On Monday, June 15, Scalise booted GOP Reps. Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Steve Pearce (N.M.) and Trent Franks (Ariz.) — all members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) — from the whip team.

Full Story @ [Washington Examiner]

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