Skip to comments.RUMORS: If RyanCare fails, Trey Gowdy may replace Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House
Posted on 03/24/2017 3:15:43 PM PDT by cotton1706
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Do you know if it is true that the Speaker of the House does not necessarily even need to be an actual member of Congress? I thought I remember reading this at the time Bonehead left. Thank you.
Newt would be my choice too. I don’t think Gowdy seem inclined to want to play all the games necessary to secure votes and finagle deal making, plus it would be our loss if he were no longer sitting on powerful intelligence committees.
Everything he does gets talked up like something is going to happen----and nothing ever does.
He's in the club.
Did you see the way he stood on Stefanik the other day when she stumbled too close to catching Comey in a lie?
Yes, Gingrich could be Speaker of the House. Don’t think he would take the gig.
Maybe it needs to be someone not in Congress because it is true that many good candidates will be leery of taking the position right now.
It’s true. But never has happened.
How was this dweeb even elected as Speaker in the first place???
Wearing a baseball cap backwards is grounds for a good horse whipping. Every time I see that picture of Ryan with his stupid turned around baseball cap I want to slap him. Why is he wearing a cap indoors? Does he need protection from the sun and the cold inside? He probably likes the stink on that sweaty old cap. What a f*$#up. He can’t do anything right.
Supposedly they couldn’t do it all at once. Whatever, that’s moot. The choice was that bill or Obamacare. The FC chose to side with Pelosi against Trump. Now the Pubs own Obamacare. Whatever happens to people, Trump and the Pubs will get the blame.
Face the facts — the Freedom Caucus doesn’t have the votes for a full, immediate repeal of ObamaCare. Even if Ryan had gotten full repeal through the House, it would have failed in the Senate due to the defection of Medicaid Republicans. The conservatives insisted on an immediate all-or-nothing, and they got nothing. Not even a few changes in the right direction, such as lawsuit reform.
No need to go insulting girls.
Those spineless wusses better do something
They weren't going to do it all period. The first part, which is not much different than Obama-commie-care, would be the one and only move and then Ryan would drag his feet to keep parts 2 and 3 from happening. He cannot be trusted. He's a democrat in RINO clothing.
The republicans, that already had a "repeal and replace" bill in 2015, should be ashamed for trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people.
What can Gowdy do when most people that testify before congress can’t remember anything?
Newt has been neutered.
He wouldn’t be a bad choice.
I’m undecided if that pic is gay or just a raging douchebag trying too hard to be cool.
That remains to be seen.
It depends on whether he can get anyone in his corner to go after those who lied under oath or said they were unaware of things it's obviously their job to know.
That's how investigations go, you get people under oath, then you compare what they said oath to the paper trail looking for contradictions. Then you go back at them with contradictions or at least with things they said they knew nothing about when due to their job description they should have known. The good stuff is paperwork they initialed when they read it and that their testimony contradicts.
Will all the paper appear out of the government morass that is almost all rabidly opposed to Trump? Probably not, but it's the way you have to go about it unless and until a few pairs of chestnuts you have roasting on an open fire pop and tell you where the bigger pairs of chestnuts to roast are.
BS! The freedom caucus stabbed trump in the back. They would’ve had another chance to vote against the final product if it didn’t change after senate. Dumb. . This damages what we want going forward.
Flush GOP elites...Replace with GOP American patriots...
Balderdash. Fake news.
If the President was "all in" on this, then why did he issue an ultimatum for the House, demanding a vote today or he'd "move on"?
If he was truly "all in", he would have convinced them to keep negotiating and drag things on, desperate to put a different shade of lipstick on this pig of a bill.
Instead the President saw the writing on the wall, cut his losses, and what is the immediate fallout? They're already calling for a change in leadership in the House at the top.
The President rightly recognized that sometimes it's better to walk away from a bad deal, and, for his trouble, there's also a good chance that he can remove the obstructionist saboteur Paul Ryan from the board. If he was "all in" he wouldn't have been willing to walk away, and he wouldn't have forced Ryan's hand.
The bashers never miss an opportunity to second-guess this President, who continues to think several moves ahead of such knee-jerk "analysis"...
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