Boehner Kicks Three Conservative Off Whip Team For Opposing Obamatrade

Boehner Kicks Three Conservative Off Whip Team For Opposing Obamatrade

Hi John Boehner, take a knee because we need to talk. I personally don’t dislike you as much as a lot of my colleagues do, and far be it from me to tell you how to do your job, but when you already have a large base of people skeptical of what you’re doing…decisions like this don’t help you.

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Speaker John Boehner is sending a stern message to his Republican conference: Either you’re on the team or you’re not.

House GOP leaders booted three conservative members off the whip team for voting against a procedural rule last week that structured how a trade package was brought to the floor.

Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) informed Reps. Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Steve Pearce (N.M.) and Trent Franks (Ariz.) on Monday that they were no longer a part of the GOP’s vote-counting operation, a source close to the whip team confirmed.

Apparently “leadership” might not be done with punishing defectors.  Because, like, leadership means punishing people who disagree with you and making it harder on yourself trying to do something no one likes in the first place.

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