Thursday, October 22, 2015

Betrayal: Two-thirds of House Freedom Caucus to support Rep. Paul Ryan for Speaker...

Reportedly, Ryan promised to not violate the Hastart rule. This informal rule prohibits moving legislation that does not have the support of a majority of Republicans. In the last couple of years, Boehner violated the rule several times and joined with Democrats to pass legislation most republicans voted against.

Via National Journal:
At a private Wed­nes­day even­ing meet­ing, about two-thirds of the the con­ser­vat­ive House Free­dom Caucus voted to sup­port Ry­an for speak­er. But the con­fer­ence fell short of the 80 per­cent vote ne­ces­sary to of­fi­cially en­dorse him. Ry­an has said he will not run un­less all of the con­fer­ence’s most in­flu­en­tial caucuses en­dorse him.
“While no con­sensus ex­ists among mem­bers of the House Free­dom Caucus re­gard­ing Chair­man Ry­an’s pre­con­di­tions for serving, we be­lieve that these is­sues can be re­solved with­in our Con­fer­ence in due time,” read a state­ment re­leased by the group Wed­nes­day even­ing. “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.”
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