Freedom Caucus coalesces behind Paul Ryan for Speaker.
You’d never guess this outcome by reading the comments on this site.
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In a statement, the Freedom Caucus said its members had disagreed with one another about other conditions Mr. Ryan had set for serving as speaker. While no consensus exists among members of the House Freedom Caucus regarding Chairman Ryans preconditions for serving, the group said in its statement, we believe that these issues can be resolved within our conference in due time.
The group added, We all know that Washington needs to change the way it does business, and we look forward to working with Paul and all our colleagues to enact process reforms that empower individual representatives and restore respect to our institution.
My understanding is that Ryan won't bring a bill to the floor without majority support.
All he has to do is break his word-- with a majority of Dems and Republican Chamber of Commerce sock-puppets, he could easily pass amnesty and send the bill to the amnesty-loving RINOs in the Senate.
Oldie but goodie from Fake News NY Times :)
From the article....
Mr. Ryan said on Tuesday night that he would reluctantly accept the speakership, but only if his Republican colleagues united behind him and agreed to several demands.
These included changes to a procedure for removing the speaker from office that would deprive rebel lawmakers of a potent weapon.