Our Constitution is a fascinating document. It seems to almost predict the problems the nation might have and offers solutions in advance. That’s because its authors were brilliant men who were familiar with history and human nature so they were able to create basic protections that would be relevant at all times.
Note that our Constitution does not require the speaker of the house to be a member of Congress. So, if Paul Ryan thinks he cannot be replaced, the truth might be about to come down on him hard.
Several influential House conservatives are privately plotting ways to use the legislative calendar this fall to push their hard-line agenda — including quiet discussions about possibly mounting a leadership challenge to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, reports Federalist Nation.
They are even considering the idea of recruiting former House speaker Newt Gingrich or former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum as potential replacements for Ryan.
On Wednesday, [Congressmen] Meadows, Jordan and Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) took their concerns directly to Ryan in a private meeting in the Capitol, warning him that his failure to enact conservative priorities could cost him his support among conservatives.
While this should be considered a long-shot, Ryan does not have a lock on the speaker’s job and could easily get fired. It’s also important to note that President Trump has openly expressed his expectation that subordinates should get the job done. Which means he is bound to clash with politicians who often survive based on their ability to dodge issues and deceive the public into believing they are accomplishing things when they are actually doing nothing.
H/T U Conservative