Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 8:36am

Replace Boehner as Speaker.. Can it be done?

Posted by Matt

With what Boehner is planning over Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, he DOES NOT have the best interest of our country or conservatives at heart. He has made a deal with the devil and he has other so called Conservatives following him down the trail to slaughter!  JEFF FLAKE.. What the hell happened to you?  You sold us a bill of goods. We know McCain is a RINO and should really be in the Democrat party, but you did a real good job fooling all of us.  Shame on me for voting for and supporting you.  Lindsay Graham?  You’re worse than McCain and you’re going to be unemployed at your next election.

The House is going to pass an Immigration bill that will have border security first, and then it will go to conference with the Senate version that doesn’t have it.  Then the conference committee will pull the border security out and insert amnesty first and the RINO”s and their lemmings will vote for the new bill and it will pass and we will all be SCREWED!!

WE have to get rid of Boehner but we don’t have time.  It seems it can be done thru a house resolution.  But who has the guts to do it to save the country?

The following explanation is courtesy of Brian Rock and his blog.

In the Constitution, not much is said about the Speaker’s position. Article 1 of the Constitution deals with the legislature, including the House of Representatives. Article 1, Section 2 simply states:

The House of Representatives shall chuse their speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

That (half) line is all the Constitution says about the position of the Speakership. Through House rules, however, he has become perhaps the most powerful person in Congress. He (or she, in the case of Nancy Pelosi) can exert considerable influence on how the House operates, and the Speaker can unilaterally decide when and whether to bring a bill to the floor for a vote. In other words, he can grind the whole process to a halt if he so chooses.

The Speaker of the House is elected on the first day of Congress, and it is one of the first orders of business of the House of Representatives when it opens a new session. However, it turns out that it is possible to remove a sitting Speaker. The Jefferson Manual, in which Thomas Jefferson lays out the parliamentary rules that came to govern the House of Representatives, states:

A Speaker may be removed at the will of the House, and a Speaker pro tempore appointed.

A resolution declaring the Office of Speaker vacant presents a question of constitutional privilege, though the House has never removed a speaker. It has on several occasions removed or suspended other officers, such as Clerk and Doorkeeper. A resolution for the removal of an officer is presented as a matter of privilege.

So, according to Jefferson, the Speaker can be removed by a House Resolution (H. Res.). There is, however, absolutely no mention in the current Rules of the House of Representatives for the 113th Congress of removing a Speaker. The rules state that the Speaker or the House may remove another officer, and the rules state that the House can elect a Speaker pro tempore (as Jefferson suggests) if there is a vacancy. But it’s not clear that the House can present a resolution to create that vacancy.

To answer the original question… good question. There is legal and philosophical precedent, but there is no explicitly stated method for removing the Speaker of the House. So the only way we would know for sure is if someone actually presented a resolution as a question of privilege requesting the removal of the Speaker of the House.

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