House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep Mark Meadows (R-NC) knows a thing or two about sending someone packing. It was his motion to “vacate the chair” that eventually led to the retirement of former Speaker John Boehner. Meadows spoke at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. and had some similar advice for those in attendance and across America.
He may or may not have been speaking of the current enemy within who fills that position, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), but he, like the rest of Trump supporters, probably wouldn’t be opposed to the idea. But his message of replacing those who are not functioning properly applied to the entire Congress, House and Senate.
He points out how under President Trump, “More regulations have been rolled back, substantial regulations have been rolled back in the first nine months of his Presidency than any in modern times.” He asks, “But we need to help him, don’t you think? Don’t you think it’s time Congress quits talking and they start doing? Isn’t it time?”
Meadows says, “If we don’t get behind this agenda, an America first agenda, if we do not get behind it, it is time that you send us home. He then draws on one of his favorite pastimes to illustrate that point, going out with his son to shoot.
Meadows says, “You can shoot a lot of shells. All the shells look exactly the same. In fact, you can put them in and as you shoot, occasionally you come across one where you pull the trigger and it’s a dud. Now you have two options. You can leave that in the chamber and pull the trigger again and again and see if it fires.”
“Or you can eject it,” he says, “and put in another shell. I would suggest, I would suggest we have some members that are duds that have been left in the chamber too long and it’s time that we eject them. What do you think?”
“It is time,” says Meadows, “It is time. Quit trying to make them perfect. Eject them, start over with a fresh shell.”
Ejecting them from either the upper or lower chamber is in order for many of those in Congress. Clearly the President has a lot of enemies on the Hill, the duds that Meadows was speaking of. They’re our enemies as well, and they are the single greatest obstacle to President Trump’s success.
Meadows is right, it’s time to eject them.
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