A House conservative recently punished for voting against Republican leadership made a stunning move Thursday to oust Speaker John Boehner.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., was temporarily removed from his post chairing a House Oversight subcommittee after voting against a procedural measure to advance a critical trade bill earlier this summer.

He was later restored to his post thanks to protests from his rank-and-file conservative allies, but Meadows apparently wasn't satisfied.

Meadows Tuesday introduced a resolution "Declaring the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives vacant."

The move, according to GOP leadership staff, does not require immediate consideration from the House, where it might have won support from a faction of conservatives who think Boehner is too moderate and have long pined for his ouster.

Twice in Boehner's three terms as speaker, a faction of conservatives has voted against him when he stood for re-election to the speaker's post, and the group frequently votes against measures they believe stray from conservative priorities.

Instead, Republican leadership aides said, the Meadows measure will be referred to the House Rules Committee, which functions as an arm of the leadership and is thus unlikely to even take it up.

House leaders were meeting late Tuesday to decide what to do about the resolution. While they could easily ignore it without breaking any rules, letting the matter fester over the upcoming August recess could build further opposition to Boehner among conservatives when they go home to talk to constituents.

Fueling opposition to Boehner, right-leaning talk show host Mark Levin praised Meadows for the move. Levin and other popular conservative talk show hosts have already called for removing Boehner, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who like Boehner, they consider too moderate.

Among the options facing the GOP leadership is a move to table the resolution on the House floor on Wednesday, before they leave for the August break.

The Meadows resolution, however, is a rare, remarkable strike at the top House leader that follows years of simmering anger among House conservatives.

It accuses the Ohio Republican of a litany of offenses, including using "the power of the office to punish members who vote according to their conscience instead of the will of the speaker."

The line refers to several members who were stripped of committee assignments and leadership posts for voting against the leadership on key legislation.

Meadows also said Boehner has sidelined Congress and has "endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 members of Congress and the people they represent."

That's a reference to what conservatives consider to be back-room deals cut between Boehner and President Obama on spending deals, including negotiations that led to tax increases and increased federal spending.

Meadows has not issued an official statement, but he left a cryptic message on Twitter in late June, following his vote against the trade measure:

"My voting card belongs to the people of Western North Carolina, & I will continue to listen to their voices regardless of the consequences."