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10/29/2015

Justin Amash: I Was for Daniel Webster

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:59 pm

Sounds like Justin Amash was one of the people in the House Freedom Caucus who did not contribute to the supermajority for Paul Ryan:

As noted, the primary concern of the House Freedom Caucus in choosing a new speaker has been the candidate’s dedication to an open process, not his commitment to a particular ideology or specific policy outcomes. After several discussions with the candidates and among our members, a supermajority of our caucus determined that the Republican Conference nominee, whether Dan [Webster] or Paul [Ryan], deserved an opportunity to serve as speaker with our support for the remainder of Speaker John Boehner’s term.

On Wednesday, the Republican Conference held its nominating contest for speaker. I joined the House Freedom Caucus in voting for Dan, but Paul secured the greatest number of votes, earning the nomination of the Republican Conference 200-43-1-1. Following the vote, Dan stated that he would not formally vie for speaker on the House floor in today’s constitutionally prescribed election. Dan is an honorable man, and he has earned my admiration and more for his principles and effort.

Paul now has a chance to show that he can restore respect and order to our institution. The House must work as a deliberative body that reflects the will of the American people and defends the Constitution. I look forward to working with Speaker Ryan and all my colleagues to make that happen.

I like Justin Amash.

21 Responses to “Justin Amash: I Was for Daniel Webster”

  1. I mean, I could be wrong. But I don’t think so.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  2. I like that Justin Amash writes about his votes and the reasons for his vote on his Facebook page. It is well worth liking.

    Tanny O'Haley (c674c7)

  3. Paul Ryan is all about super secret two-year boehnerbudgets

    he is not a good man

    happyfeet (831175)

  4. So Ryan did not get a harrumph out of Amash? Doesn’t Amash know they have to protect their phony baloney jobs? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTmfwklFM-M

    nk (9faaca)

  5. Ryan will be Pelosi in slacks.

    mg (31009b)

  6. In the last 15 years has a conservative bill ever passed the house?

    mg (31009b)

  7. and made into law.

    mg (31009b)

  8. The automatic Congressional pay raise of 2009.

    nk (9faaca)

  9. What? You got something against money? What are you, a Communist?

    nk (9faaca)

  10. If well begun is half done, experience also shows that getting off on the wrong foot usually spells trouble down the line.

    Paul Ryan’s support for Boehner’s crime against the Republic puts a dark cloud over his coming Speakership. Ryan’s acquiescence marks him out as a man who can never be trusted. Another two-faced turncoat quick to advance the interests of the Washington political class at the expense of those who trusted him to represent them.

    In short, Ryan just proved he needs to spend more time at home with his family, a lot more time.

    ropelight (6e7155)

  11. Ryan’s acquiescence marks him out as a man who can never be trusted.

    This is obvious to anyone who is willing to do the analysis.

    happyfeet (831175)

  12. Ryan got less than half the House votes. This bodes ill for his tenure.

    bob sykes (be5b42)

  13. Ryan refused to hug Pelosi when she gave him the Speaker’s gavel, so he has that going for him.

    DRJ (15874d)

  14. these are the republican senate whores what vote for the boehnerbudget

    Lamar Alexander
    Kelly Ayotte
    John Barrasso
    Shelley Moore Capito
    Susan Collins
    John Cornyn
    Orrin Hatch
    Mark Kirk
    John McCain
    Mitch McConnell
    Lisa Murkowski
    Pat Roberts
    Mike Rounds
    John Thune
    Thom Tillis
    Roger Wicker

    Yes yes Meghan’s coward brainwashed disgrace to the uniform daddy is there

    plus dimbulb Sarah Palin’s fave sugar daddy Orin Hatch – she bailed on her governorship for so she could have precisely this kind of influence

    no wonder Glenn Beck hates her stupid face

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  15. most of those are j rover’s cover band, sasse, fischer, cruz, are her team, chaffetz didn’t choose to challenge hatch, so it was a choice between another Bain hack and Hatch,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  16. trick or treat it’s throwback friday!

    Senate roll vote: Vote on bipartisan budget bill
    By The Associated Press | 2:07 p.m. Dec. 17, 2013

    Republicans Yes

    Alexander, Tenn.; Blunt, Mo.; Chambliss, Ga.; Collins, Maine; Flake, Ariz.; Hatch, Utah; Hoeven, N.D.; Isakson, Ga.; Johnson, Wis.; McCain, Ariz.; Murkowski, Alaska; Portman, Ohio.

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  17. I will bet you a dollar and your choice of a tailor-made from my cigarette case that these Grand Old Prostitute guys want us to sit out the Presidential election. They want an Obama or a Hillary or even a Sanders in the White House so they can tell us “We dare you to throw us out. We double dare you”.

    nk (9faaca)

  18. And now I have to go wash my hands. I just remembered that I voted for McCain.

    nk (9faaca)

  19. And Kirk. The fake Republican. Over the Greek Democrat.

    nk (9faaca)

  20. And now I have to go wash my hands. I just remembered that I voted for McCain.

    I voted for Palin. McCain was just on the ballot with her. Honestly, if it had been possible to vote separately for president and VP, I would have done so.

    Milhouse (8489b1)

  21. If well begun is half done, experience also shows that getting off on the wrong foot usually spells trouble down the line.

    Paul Ryan’s support for Boehner’s crime against the Republic puts a dark cloud over his coming Speakership.

    I think he’d like to think of that as the last act of Boehner’s speakership, not the first act of his. I think he wanted to start with a clean slate, like “my diet starts tonight at midnight”.

    Milhouse (8489b1)


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