Call To Action – Don’t Vote Ryan in as Speaker

This post was sent to me several days ago but it is still relevant today.  We cannot have a speaker of hte house who wants to play by his own rules.  While I and others are sympathetic to his desire to make sure he spends time with his young family, it is unconscionable that he would want to change a 215 year old rule instituted by Thomas Jefferson.  That rule cover the ability for members of the house to remove a speaker from his position when he acting outside the scope of his job and not listening the to the people.  The House of Representatives is the people’s house and as such the Speaker should be beholden to the people at large and not the elite few. The hubris shown by the establishments of both parties should not be a surprise until they start demanding things which our counter intuitive to our Founding.  For Paul Ryan to act as though he is smarter than Thomas Jefferson is the epitome of arrogance.  It is also a clear sign that he is not ready to be Speaker of the House.

Dear Jenny Beth,
Last night in the House Republican Conference Meeting, Paul Ryan announced that he would be willing to accept the position of Speaker of the House if all of his conditions were met. He said he would only agree to be Speaker if he could be the unifying person between the House Freedom Caucus, the Republican Study Committee, and the moderate wing of the GOP conference.
Oh and there’s one more thing. He will only agree to be Speaker of the House if the Republican Conference agrees to change the House rules to get rid of the ability for Members to file a motion to vacate the chair. You’ll recall this is the very tool that Congressman Mark Meadows ultimately used to force John Boehner to resign.
So, Paul Ryan wants to be Speaker, but he doesn’t want to have to pay the consequences if he does a bad job. Not only that, he wants to remove any consequences for any future Speaker of the House. Let’s be clear here. He’s talking about changing a rule that was initially laid out by Thomas Jefferson in his Rules on Parliamentary Procedure – a set of rules that each Member gets a copy of at the beginning of a new session of Congress!
This is absolutely insane and what’s more, we have it on good authority that many Members of the House Freedom Caucus stood and gave Ryan a standing ovation after his speech last night. Now, perhaps it was simply a good gesture, but for them to stand and clap after Ryan talked about changing the rules of the House to remove any accountability for a sitting Speaker is alarming.
We must continue to encourage the House Freedom Caucus to remain strong and to remain en bloc. Paul Ryan has already proven that he isn’t willing to change business as usual in Washington, in fact he wants to double down. The House Freedom Caucus and other conservatives in the House must continue to stand and demand a Speaker who will devolve the power structure.
Still, the only person who has laid for such a plan is Daniel Webster. He is the only one who has actually implemented his plan and he may well be the only person in the House qualified to make such a drastic and necessary change.
Call and Tweet the following list of Congressmen today. Tell them not to give in to Paul Ryan’s demands and tell them to remember why they have their majority. You can remind them by sending them to watch this video:
In liberty,
Tea Party Patriots Support Team
Steven Palazzo MS-4 202-225-5772 @CongPalazzo
Ryan Zinke MT-0 202-225-3211 @RepRyanZinke
Mark Meadows* NC-11 202-225-6401 @RepMarkMeadows
George Holding NC-13 202-225-3032 @RepHolding
Renee Ellmers NC-2 202-225-4531 @RepReneeEllmers
Mark Walker NC-6 202-225-3065 @RepMarkWalker
David Rouzer NC-7 202-225-2731 @RepDavidRouzer
Richard Hudson NC-8 202-225-3715 @RepRichHudson
Robert Pittenger NC-9 202-225-1976 @RepPittenger
Kevin Cramer ND-0 202-225-2611 @RepKevinCramer
Frank Guinta NH-1 202-225-5456 @RepFrankGuinta
Tom MacArthur NJ-3 202-225-4765 @RepTomMacArthur
Scott Garrett* NJ-5 202-225-4465 @RepGarrett
Steve Pearce* NM-2 202-225-2365 @RepStevePearce
Mark Amodei NV-2 202-225-6155 @MarkAmodeiNV2
Joe Heck NV-3 202-225-3252 @RepJoeHeck
Cresent Hardy NV-4 202-225-9894 @RepHardy
Lee Zeldin NY-1 202-225-3826 @RepLeeZeldin
Daniel Donovan NY-11 202-225-3371 @dandonovan_ny
Chris Gibson NY-19 202-225-5614 @RepChrisGibson
Elise Stefanik NY-21 202-225-4611 @RepStefanik
Richard Hanna NY-22 202-225-3665 @RepRichardHanna
Tom Reed NY-23 202-225-3161 @RepTomReed
John Katko NY-24 202-225-3701 @RepJohnKatko
Chris Collins NY-27 202-225-5265 @RepChrisCollins
David Joyce OH-14 202-225-5731 @RepDaveJoyce
Steve Stivers OH-15 202-225-2015 @RepSteveStivers
Jim Renacci OH-16 202-225-3876 @RepJimRenacci
Brad Wenstrup OH-2 202-225-3164 @RepBradWenstrup
Jim Jordan* OH-4 202-225-2676 @Jim_Jordan
Bill Johnson OH-6 202-225-5705 @RepBillJohnson
Bob Gibbs OH-7 202-225-6265 @RepBobGibbs
Jim Bridenstine* OK-1 202-225-2211 @RepJBridenstine
Markwayne Mullin OK-2 202-225-2701 @RepMullin
Steve Russell OK-5 202-225-2132 @USRepRussell
Tom Marino PA-10 202-225-3731 @RepTomMarino
Lou Barletta PA-11 202-225-6511 @RepLouBarletta
Keith Rothfus* PA-12 202-225-2065 @KeithRothfus
Mike Kelly PA-3 202-225-5406 @MikeKellyPA
Scott Perry* PA-4 202-225-5836 @RepScottPerry
Ryan Costello PA-6 202-225-4315 @RepRyanCostello
Pat Meehan PA-7 202-225-2011 @RepMeehan
Michael G. Fitzpatrick PA-8 202-225-4276 @RepFitzpatrick
Mark Sanford* SC-1 202-225-3176 @RepSanfordSC
Jeff Duncan* SC-3 202-225-5301 @RepJeffDuncan
Trey Gowdy SC-4 202-225-6030 @TGowdySC
Mick Mulvaney* SC-5 202-225-5501 @RepMickMulvaney
Tom Rice SC-7 202-225-9895 @RepTomRice
Kristi Noem SD-0 202-225-2801 @RepKristiNoem
Chuck Fleischmann TN-3 202-225-3271 @RepChuck
Scott DesJarlais* TN-4 202-225-6831 @DesJarlaisTN04
Diane Black TN-6 202-225-4231 @RepDianeBlack
Stephen Fincher TN-8 202-225-4714 @RepFincherTN08
Randy Weber TX-14 202-225-2831 @TXRandy14
Bill Flores TX-17 202-225-6105 @RepBillFlores
Ted Poe* TX-2 202-225-6565 @JudgeTedPoe
Will Hurd TX-23 202-225-4511 @hurdonthehill
Roger Williams TX-25 202-225-9896 @RepRWilliams
Blake Farenthold TX-27 202-225-7742 @Farenthold
Brian Babin* TX-36 202-225-1555 @RepBrianBabin
John Ratcliffe TX-4 202-225-6673 @RepRatcliffe
Chris Stewart UT-2 202-225-9730 @RepChrisStewart
Mia Love UT-4 202-225-3011 @repmialove
Barbara Comstock VA-10 202-225-5136 @RepComstock
Scott Rigell VA-2 202-225-4215 @RepScottRigell
Robert Hurt VA-5 202-225-4711 @RepRobertHurt
Dave Brat* VA-7 202-225-2815 @DaveBratVA7th
Morgan Griffith* VA-9 202-225-3861 @RepMGriffith
Jaime Herrera Beutler WA-3 202-225-3536 @HerreraBeutler
Dan Newhouse WA-4 202-225-5816 @RepNewhouse
Glenn Grothman WI-6 202-225-2476 @RepGrothman
Sean P. Duffy WI-7 202-225-3365 @RepSeanDuffy
Reid Ribble* WI-8 202-225-5665 @RepRibble
David McKinley WV-1 202-225-4172 @RepMcKinley
Alex Mooney* WV-2 202-225-2711 @RepAlexMooney
Evan Jenkins WV-3 202-225-3452 @RepEvanJenkins
Cynthia Lummis* WY-At Large 202-225-2311 CynthiaLummis