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A North Carolina Republican proposed a resolution to oust John Boehner his position as speaker of the House of Representatives, but it’s unlikely to have the desired effect.
Representative Mark Meadows introduced a resolution that would remove Boehner and declare the position vacant.
In the resolution, Meadows accuses Boehner of trying to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, using the legislative calendar to create crises, and not complying “with the spirit of the rules of the House of Representatives,” among other complaints.
The Hill reported that the measure is unlikely to go anywhere, as Republicans loyal to Boehner can ignore the resolution in committee.
Meadows, a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, told The Hill that the motion is meant to spark a conversation about how Congress functions.