Last Updated on October 5, 2023
Liberal Republicans and Democrats and RINO Republians are working together to expel Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL) from the U.S. House in the wake of Tuesday’s successful ouster of Kevin McCarthy from his role as Speaker of the House, according to an exclusive interview Rep. Lauren Boebert gave National File on Thursday.
“The threat to expel Matt Gaetz is definitely real,” Boebert told National File’s publisher Noel Fritsch via telephone. “The next House Speaker needs to make blocking any expulsion vote of Gaetz a primary piece of their platform for the gavel,” Boebert said.
“I fully support Matt’s move to use a privileged motion to vacate the Speaker. While I may have had disagreements with Matt on timing, it is important to note that without my fighting so hard in January to add the one-member Motion to Vacate back into the Rules package, Matt would not have been able to file the motion,” Boebert told National File.
“A lot of our colleagues in D.C. were pushing back against us, telling us the Motion to Vacate was a distraction, and so I told them that with all of the other demands we were going to be making, we absolutely needed to have an accountability mechanism to give teeth to our efforts,” she explained.
“Without my working so hard for the Motion to Vacate in January, this would not have happened,” she said.
In focusing on stopping an expulsion vote against Matt Gaetz, Boebert is adding another keystone item to conservatives’ wish-list for a new House Speaker.
Other top-tier demands include ending the funding of the Ukraine war and defunding the Jack Smith prosecution of Donald Trump, releasing the January 6th political prisoners, and more broadly stopping the weaponization of the DOJ.
Jim Jordan, who was installed by McCarthy as head of the Judiciary Committee, quickly announced his candidacy for House Speaker. Jordan was supposed to have been heading up the effort with the Weaponization Committee to end the Biden administration’s weaponized D.O.J. Whether Jordan’s his lack of success in stopping the Biden administration from weaponizing the DOJ against Trump will help or hurt his newly announced bid for House Speaker.
The rules for the expulsion vote are provided for in the Constitution.. Two-thirds of the members of each the House and the Senate may vote to expel a member for what the rules call “disorderly conduct.”
Whispers around the idea that the House may vote to expel Matt Gaetz have been bubbling up since the Florida representative began making public statements about the failed leadership of McCarthy in September.
But the threat to expel conservative house members goes back into the last Pelosi-led Congress, sources have told National File. “That threat hangs over the member like a sword of Damocles,” one senior staffer told National File. “The second the 100 or so RINOs begin teaming up with the 210 Democrats to kick us all out of Congress, it really will be over for the Republic,” another senior staffer said.
As far back as early 2021, McCarthy was working with Pelosi to use the dreaded expulsion vote to off-load troublesome members, such as those who led the initiative to object to the fraudulent electors sent to D.C. by states like Arizona, Georgia, and Michigan.
Marjorie Taylor Greene was one of the top targets of the Pelosi-McCarthy expulsion bargain from the outset of her first term in 2021, according to multiple sources on Capitol Hill.
Now, despite having voted against Donald Trump for House Speaker in January, Marjorie is telling the world
she supports Trump for Speaker. The current House Rules, which Taylor Greene voted for actually bar Donald Trump from being House Speaker.
Donald Trump has said he is willing to serve
as House Speaker, but it would require a change of the House Rules.
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s stunning one-hundred-eighty degree turn toward McCarthy had everything to do with the McCarthy-Pelosi threat to expel her after her comments about Israeli manufactured space lasers, according to multiple sources near the Greene camp.