Regular order in government, good luck with that…..
Conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus say they have enough clout to influence who will succeed the retiring John Boehner as House Speaker, and they know exactly what kind of person they’re looking for.
“We’re looking for someone who will restore regular order, which means the committees will do their work,” Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) told Fox News’s Sean Hannity Monday night.
“They’ll bring out a work product and bring to it the floor. It will have had a lot of advance discussion. It will be adequately vetted. And then it will be brought to a vote on the floor, not come directly from the Speaker’s office, drafted by non-members of Congress and go straight to the floor for a vote without amendment. That is what we objected to when Nancy Pelosi was speaker, and unfortunately, that has not gone away since the Republicans took over.
“We also want to have a strategy for at least debating our better ideas for Obamacare, for border security, for spending, and how we manage this unsustainable debt and deficit. Even if we just had a debate, we could show the American people that we have better ideas. We don’t even debate those things!”
Lummis was one of six Freedom Caucus Members who told Hannity where the Republican Party has failed the American people and where it needs to go next.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who tried to remove Boehner as speaker in July, told Hannity on Monday night that the Constitution gives Congress the power of the purse: “That’s what we need to exercise here in the House, and I know a number of us are committed to do that.”
Boehner, however, has ruled out conservatives’ call to defund Planned Parenthood in the next continuing resolution, saying on Sunday there will be no government shutdown. “I expect my Democratic colleagues want to keep the government open as much as I do,” Boehner said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) told Hannity the current Republican House leadership actually wants to fund both Obamacare and Planned Parenthood:
“And what they have done is they make certain promises as candidates, and they go to the American people and they say, If you give me the House and Senate, these are the things that we’re willing to do for you. They’re giving false hope to the American people.