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Action Alert by Medina Tea Party Patriots

January 4, 2015


Urgent action to #FireBoehner

Several weeks ago the possibility of ousting Congressman John Boehner from the speakership was inconceivable. With no momentum, no one stepping up to replace Boehner, and no activity to even try to challenge him, the idea of replacing Boehner seemed virtually impossible. Over the last 72 hours, that has all changed, and here is why:


First, a staggering new poll from Caddell Associates shows there is an overwhelming desire among GOP voters to get rid of Boehner.

  • Highlights from BIZPAC Review: “The poll found 60 percent of Republican voters ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ preferred someone new to take over the speaker’s post when the 114th Congress organizes next week, compared to only 26 percent who ‘definitely’ or probably favored the Ohio Republican retaining the post. Possibly most damning, the poll found a solid majority — 64 percent — of Republicans polled think Boehner has been ‘ineffective’ in opposing President Obama’s agenda and only about half of them trust the speaker to ‘fight for interests that are most important to Republicans.’ There is no confidence in Boehner leading as speaker.


Second, staunch conservatives have started coalescing and stating they will not vote for Boehner as speaker.

  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine (OK) talks about Boehner’s betrayal on the egregious Cromnibus: “He [Obama] has refused to enforce the laws on border security, Obamacare, illicit drugs and the release of detained terrorists. His activism in his last two years has accelerated to include executive amnesty, initiating international climate deals without a treaty, and establishing an embassy in Cuba without consulting Congress. When our Constitution is under assault and House Republicans give away our constitutional power of the purse, they share the guilt of abandoning our founding principles. The CR/omnibus legislation sufficiently undermines the checks and balances enshrined in the Constitution that it warrants my pending vote against the speaker. John Boehner went too far when he teamed with Obama to advance this legislation. He relinquished the power of the purse, and with it he lost my vote.”


  • Rep. Tom Massie (KY), who also expressed disgust with what transpired with the Cromnibus bill, shares his reason there needs to be a change. “…[H]e will not support John Boehner for a third term as speaker—saying the House Republican leadership is a “significant source of the dysfunction” in Washington. Massie, R-Garrison, said in a statement that he would support “a new speaker who will consistently articulate a constitutional vision for America and facilitate an inclusive and orderly legislative process.”


  • Rep. Water Jones (NC) publicly states his vote against the speaker and how others are joining him. “Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina, one of the few Republicans who are publicly against the speaker, says he “cannot vote in good conscience for John Boehner.” “Right now, I’ve been meeting with a small group, and we — about 16, 18 — and we’re hoping to have a name of a sitting member of Congress that we can call out their name,” he told North Carolina’s Talk of the Town radio program.”


Third, Representatives Ted Yoho (FL) and Louie Gohmert have thrown their hats into the ring to challenge Boehner.

  • On Saturday, Rep. Ted Yoho stated that he would run as a replacement for Boehner. “‘I ran for Congress in 2012 because I had had enough,’ Yoho said. ‘Enough of career politicians, enough of political gamesmanship, and enough of the lack of leadership in Washington.’ ‘The American people have spoken loud and clear by their choice to elect conservative Representatives to serve them in Washington,’ Yoho continued. ‘It’s our turn now, as Members of the People’s House, to echo their demands by electing a new Speaker.’”


  • Sunday morning on Fox News Rep. Louie Gohmert announced he would also be challenging Boehner, echoing some of the same frustrations as Bridenstine and Massie. “Gohmert said Sunday. ‘You [Boehner] deceived us when you went to Obama and Pelosi to get your votes for the Cromnibus. You said you’d fight amnesty tooth and nail. You didn’t, you funded it.’”


What you need to understand:

  • In order to start the process of unseating Boehner, we need 29 Republicans to vote BY NAME for someone (Gohmert, Yoho or someone else). The amount of votes needed is based on those present and voting for someone by name. This is important: if someone votes “present” or abstains from voting that lowers the threshold of votes needed for Boehner to retain his speakership.
  • This process can be confusing, which is why we are pleased that Heritage Action created a procedural fact sheet, which is easy to understand. Click here.
  • There are numerous myths of why Boehner’s speakership should not be challenged. Of course, some of these “excuses” are being espoused by the establishment. Conservative Review has written an excellent piece on debunking the myths. Click here.
  • While momentum is building, this is still a long shot. We do not want to give anyone false hope, but on the other hand, we must do all we can to affect good, conservative change in Washington. We must do this – now is the time.


How you can take action:

It is important that we send a loud message to Ohio Congressmen. The vote will take place Tuesday, January 6th. We urge to take the following actions on Monday.

  • Call Congressman Renacci at his DC and local offices and demand that he vote for someone other than Boehner. Ask him to explain why he would oppose a large majority of Republican voters and continue to support Speaker Boehner. Remind him that a “present” or “abstain” vote is still a vote for Boehner.
  • Call, email and send Facebook and Twitter messages to all Ohio Congressmen, urging them to stand with Bridenstine, Massie, Yoho, Gohmert and 60% of GOP voters.
  • Send this to all your liberty-minded friends and encourage them to do the same.


List of contact information:

Rep. Jim Renacci, OH-16

Phone: (202) 225-3876 (DC) / (330) 334-0040 (Wadsworth)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/repjimrenacci

Twitter: @RepJimRenacci / https://twitter.com/repjimrenacci


Rep. Steve Chabot, OH-1 

Phone: (202) 225-2216 (DC) / (513) 684-2723 (Cincinnati)

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/RepSteveChabot

Twitter: @RepSteveChabot / https://twitter.com/repstevechabot


Rep. Brad Wenstrup, OH -2

Phone: (202) 225-3164 (DC) / (513) 474-7777 (Cincinnati)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepBradWenstrup

Twitter: @RepBradWenstrup / https://twitter.com/@RepBradWenstrup


Rep. Jim Jordan, OH-4

Phone: (202) 225-2676 (DC) / (419) 999-6455 (Lima)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/repjimjordan

Twitter: @Jim_Jordan / https://twitter.com/jim_jordan


Rep. Bob Latta, OH-5

Phone: (202) 225-6405 (DC) / (419) 422-7791 (Findlay)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boblatta

Twitter:  @boblatta / https://twitter.com/boblatta


Rep. Bill Johnson, OH-6

Phone: (202) 225-5705 (DC) / (740) 376-0868 (Marietta)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepBillJohnson 

Twitter: @RepBillJohnson / https://twitter.com/RepBillJohnson


Rep. Bob Gibbs, OH-7

Phone: (202) 225-6265 (DC) / (419) 207-0650 (Ashland)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepBobGibbs

Twitter: @RepBobGibbs /https://twitter.com/repbobgibbs


Rep. Mike Turner, OH-10

Phone: (202) 225-6465 (DC) / (937) 225-2843 (Dayton)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepMikeTurner

Twitter:  @RepMikeTurner / https://twitter.com/RepMikeTurner


Rep. Pat Tiberi, OH-12

Phone: (202) 225-5355 (DC) / (614) 523-2555 (Columbus)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepPatTiberi

Twitter: @TiberiPress / https://twitter.com/tiberipress


Rep. Dave Joyce, OH-14

Phone: 202-225-5731 (DC) / 440-352-3939 (Painesville)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepDaveJoyce

Twitter: @RepDaveJoyce / https://twitter.com/RepDaveJoyce


Rep. Steve Stivers, OH-15

Phone: (202) 225-2015 (DC) / (614) 771-4968 (Hillard)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepSteveStivers

Twitter: @RepSteveStivers / https://twitter.com/RepSteveStivers


Sample tweets/posts:

  • Thank you @RepJBridenstine @RepThomasMassie @RepTedYoho @replouiegohmert for voting against Boehner! It’s time for a change #FireBoehner
  • We the People want you to vote for #Gohmert4Speaker or #Yoho4Speaker & put #BoehnerOut
  • I’m part of the ​#​60% who want to #FireBoehner
  • 64% believe Boehner is “ineffective in opposing President Obama’s agenda.” #NoConfidence #NeedRealLeadership #TakeBackOurGavel
  • It’s time to #FireBoehner and restore the People’s Hous​e #Gohmert4Speaker or #Yoho4Speaker!
  • It’s time to #FireBoehner and #MakeDCListen
  • Looking for #29Heros to help restore the People’s House. #TakeBackOurGavel
  • Let’s give Boehner a “Dear John” moment. #FireTheSpeaker #HireGohmert #HireYoho
  • We are more than a committee seat; we are your constituents who vote. Remember that. #FireBoehner #60%​
  • I stand with @RepJBridenstine @RepThomasMassie @RepTedYoho @replouiegohmert & 60% of GOP voters who want to #FireBoehner
  • It’s time for a change #FireBoehner #TakeBoehnersGavel @RepLouieGohmert #Gohmert4Speaker @TedYoho #Yoho4Speaker


Thank you,


Jeff Malek (jmalek09@yahoo.com)

Amy Brighton (honoring1776@gmail.com)

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