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Paul Ryan’s Allies Already Stacking Sandbags

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Grassroots conservative activists and members of Congress are ramping up their opposition to Establishment-backed efforts to make it harder to recall a speaker of the House of Representatives between elections.

The proposal offered by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) would make it nearly impossible to invoke what is known as a “motion to vacate the chair.” Any member can file such a motion, which triggers a vote of no-confidence in the speaker — removing him from the post if he cannot muster majority support in the chamber.

Under the Nunes proposal, a motion to vacate could not be filed without support from a majority of members in either the majority or the minority caucus. The change would be made as part of the official rules adopted at the start of the next Congress in January. – READ MORE

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