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REPORT: House Conservatives Quietly Plotting Removal of Paul Ryan as Speaker
thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9/7/17 | Joshua Caplan

Posted on 09/07/2017 1:54:39 PM PDT by cotton1706

Several influential House conservatives are privately plotting ways to use the legislative calendar this fall to push their hard-line agenda — including quiet discussions about possibly mounting a leadership challenge to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan.

The group has gone so far as to float the idea of recruiting former House speaker Newt Gingrich or former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum as potential replacements for Ryan (R-Wis.) should there be a rebellion. The Constitution does not require that an elected member of the House serve as speaker.

While the chances that a non-House member could mount a credible threat to Ryan are exceedingly slim, the fact the group has even toyed with the idea underscores their desire to create trouble for GOP leaders if they believe their demands are not being addressed.

The closed-door conversations are being led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, in consultation with his allies on the right, in particular Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist who recently returned to his perch as executive chairman of the Breitbart News website. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Freedom Caucus members are also involved in the talks to varying degrees, according to nearly a dozen people with knowledge of the discussions.

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 115th; bannon; elections; freedomcaucus; newt; replacespeakerryan; santorum; speakerryan; third100days
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1 posted on 09/07/2017 1:54:39 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Right....Quietly out loud....


2 posted on 09/07/2017 1:56:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: cotton1706

Let’s hope this is true.


3 posted on 09/07/2017 1:56:41 PM PDT by Jonny7797
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To: cotton1706

Doesn’t need to be quiet. Just get it done.


4 posted on 09/07/2017 1:59:26 PM PDT by Reno89519 (Drain the Swamp is not party specific. Lyn' Ted is still a liar, Good riddance to him.)
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To: cotton1706
Okay, this is a joke. Putting up non-House members, "former House speaker Newt Gingrich or former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum" as possible speakers is absurd. Gets someone in the news but this is a joke. Both are former, one never a member of the House. DOA.

Surely there is a credible member of the Freedom Caucus to challenge Ryan?! Don't everyone rush. Maybe the deserve Ryan and deserve all getting booted in 2018.

5 posted on 09/07/2017 2:02:09 PM PDT by Reno89519 (Drain the Swamp is not party specific. Lyn' Ted is still a liar, Good riddance to him.)
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To: cotton1706

What took them so long?


6 posted on 09/07/2017 2:03:34 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: cotton1706

Is the Speaker limited to being from just one species?


7 posted on 09/07/2017 2:08:04 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: cotton1706

Newt, Newt, Newt, Newt...


8 posted on 09/07/2017 2:08:42 PM PDT by conservative98
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No, no, No, NO!


9 posted on 09/07/2017 2:09:41 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: cotton1706

They appear to be starting a wave..at least FR.
This is like the 5 article in what seems like an hour?


10 posted on 09/07/2017 2:09:52 PM PDT by Leep (Less talk more ACTiON!)
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To: cotton1706

Butthead Ryan should just go be a democrat instead of being a secret one. He should take McCain and Linda with him.


11 posted on 09/07/2017 2:11:35 PM PDT by Bullish (Whatever it takes to MAGA)
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IIRC, there is no rule or law prohibiting a non-elected person to be nominated and be elected Speaker of the House by it’s members. .
Just as there is no actual Constitutional requirement that a Justice on SCOTUS actually has to be a Judge previously.
The practical problem arises where what theoretically is possible meets the world of reality.


12 posted on 09/07/2017 2:15:20 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: cotton1706

Boner the sumbitch!


13 posted on 09/07/2017 2:15:20 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Pox

Then you can stick with Ryan or the next Nevertrumper in line.


14 posted on 09/07/2017 2:20:01 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Reno89519
"Okay, this is a joke"

Before you go down that road, consider this. I spoke with on if my Trumpian Deplirables on the perifery of the GOP machine, approx 3 weeks ago. He was ok w/ Bannon gone, Kelly's tight ship, but was nervous as a businessman as w/ out tax cuts and Obama Care gone, this whole thing would stall. He then mentioned Newt, coming aboard, possibly COS. The point is Newts name came up. Take it the bank, if my bud is taking about it, this is bigger than we realize. Newt, got chit done, and no he doesn't have to be speaker to be S.O.H..IMHO Ryan is toast as speaker,question begs, when is Mitch done. This debt ceiling deal? PDJT just took an act of the kabuki theater play away from them, it is actually funny smuckey bought it....

15 posted on 09/07/2017 2:30:40 PM PDT by taildragger (Do you hear the people singing? The Song of Angry of Men!....)
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To: cotton1706

Too late.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too late.


16 posted on 09/07/2017 2:34:22 PM PDT by Flintlock (The ballot box STOLEN, our soapbox taken away--the BULLET BOX is left to us.)
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To: cotton1706

I wont hold my breathe...


17 posted on 09/07/2017 2:35:25 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: cotton1706

I nominate Stephen K. Bannon. I would also be happy with Newt, but Santorum??? No way.


18 posted on 09/07/2017 2:35:41 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Charlottesville PD Motto- When things get rough, we get gone!)
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To: cotton1706

Give us NEWT!

The best speaker the house ever had.

Then if something were to happen to Trump and Pence at the same time NEWT would accede :-)


19 posted on 09/07/2017 2:38:27 PM PDT by Bobalu (Don't give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to be freeloaders.)
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To: cotton1706

Else there will be more deals with democrats...


20 posted on 09/07/2017 2:39:30 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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