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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more like refilling the swamp to me.
Mc Donalds has the Mc Chicken. Here at FR we have the Mc Moron.
Soooo tell me how many billions have you earned by wit and sweat and why don’t you fund all Freepathons?
Trump is incapable of strategic or tactical thinking? Okay, now you`re not even trying to hide what a dumb ass you are.. Trump won the nomination with the entire GOP party apparatus dead set against him. Then he won the general while still fighting much of the GOP and virtually all of the media, using the media for his own ends all along, in spite of them. If you don`t think that requires strategic thinking or simply discount it by glibly giving attribution to his `paid advisers` without citing any evidence to back up your claim, then you have no ideas or intelligence, just a blind dislike for Trump and too much pride and stupidity to recognize it.
There`s nothing virtuous about
someone’s been adding the Front Page News tag to old articles.
“more like refilling the swamp to me.”
Clever, I’ll be borrowing that line in the future.
Trump is incapable of strategic or even tactical thinking. He has to hire it done. He also telegraphs every move he makes. You can see his tells a mile away.
Over 500 million Americans have lived since 1776. Only ONE of them have been elected POTUS without government or military service.
I’ll fund whatever I Damn well please.
You probably thought Nelson Rockefeller was a great candidate for President, too.
I have no doubt the time will come when both of our main political parties will fracture and recombine.
I figure Trump and others of his ilk will be back with the democrats where they belong.
Jane Long revived the discussion. This is not a new post.
Nope. Rockefeller was a capitalist crony. Bush I was a Deep State Spook and crook. Bush II was a doofis working for Bush I. Clinton was a sexual predator and crooked. The last good president we had was Reagan. McCain was the Manchurian candidate in more ways than one. Romney was an attempted takeover of the government by the LDS. I can keep going.
I honestly dont give a crap who you fund, but I doubt you could fund much.
Paul Ryan continues as Speaker?
Big Mistake. Allan West for Speaker and Trey Gowdy as whip. Do it.
The Lt Col is no longer in congress is he?
Its hard to believe you’re still here running your mouth at folks who wanted Ryan GONE six months ago.
No, West is not in Congress.The Speaker is not required to be a member of Congress.
My net worth is measured in multiples of million. Don’t hurt yourself but think real hard and figure out what it is we have a lot of in my state.
I thought this was a Conservative forum and I believe the owner agrees with me about Ryan/Trumpcare.
Your boy Trump is tied at the waist with Ryan. When it came to the Obamacare reform they wanted the same thing. I don’t have a high opinion of either one of them.
Have you heard that Trump wants to reach out to democrats now to help pass his plan? That is bound to make everyone happy.
Nonsense, the obstructionist Freedom Caucus and Ryan are tied together...they voted for him to be Speaker, not Trump.
And you need to stop wagging your finger at people and start paying attention.
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