Vengeful Republican John Boehner has never stood up to Barack Obama or the Democrats and any significant way, but he sure is a tough guy when it comes to attacking conservatives within his own party.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=””][vc_column_text]Three months ago, more than two dozen principled constitutional conservatives, tired of the capitulations to Obama’s illegal acts by big government Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, voted against Boehner’s third term as speaker, and now a petty Boehner, more concerned with his own power than the future of the country, is inflicting revenge.
On Tuesday, Boehner removed two of the key figures in the attempted House coup, Congressmen Richard Nugent and Daniel Webster (both from Florida) from the House Rules Committee in retaliation for their dissent in opposition to Boehner’s rule.
As the Washington Examiner reports, Reps. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) will fill the positions, meaning that Webster and Nugent have been permanently ousted:
The two lawmakers served on the Rules Committee in the 113th Congress, but were excluded from the roster approved by lawmakers in the hours after they voted against Boehner.
Nugent and Webster appear to be the only lawmakers to lose committee posts after voting against Boehner. Republican leadership aides told the Washington Examiner the Rules panel is considered an arm of the Speaker’s office, and thus has a higher threshold for loyalty that Nugent and Webster did not meet because they voted against Boehner.
Newly elected Newhouse, an establishment Republican who was employed by a former Democrat Washington governor, defeated Tea Party conservative and former Washington Redskins tight end Clint Didier in the 2014 election.
House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions from Texas, considered a RINO by many in the pro-Constitution, pro-liberty American Tea Party movement, praised Boehner’s move.
Big-moneyed Boehner has already raked in $5.4 million in his coffers in the first quarter alone, but will nevertheless be challenged by grassroots conservative J.D. Winteregg in 2016, a down-to-earth teacher who ran a formidable challenge to the entrenched Boehner in 2014.
Conservative talk show great Mark Levin commented on Tuesday following Boehner’s news, “Boehner is the Benedict Arnold of the Republican party,” referring to the infamous American traitor.