20 House Republicans stood up to the Washington, D.C. Swamp.
When the Swamp gas cleared, they had achieved a shocking victory no one expected.
And Mitch McConnell was spitting mad after conservatives in Congress won this major battle.
Most of America was transfixed watching what took place on Capitol Hill recently.
Conservative House members led a revolt against business as usual and held up the election of Speaker for 15 ballots.
Finally, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was elected Speaker on the 15th vote.
RINOs and the GOP establishment were furious
The revolt was led by five heroes in the House: Bob Good (R-VA), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Chip Roy (R-TX), and Andy Biggs (R-AZ).
These five leaders got enough votes behind them to force McCarthy and the GOP establishment to make some major concessions.
Among them are rules provisions to reduce out-of-control spending, taxes, and debt limit increases, and at least 72 hours between the release of bill text and floor vote.
This will mean that the House will no longer go along with Senate Democrats’ Big Government boondoggles, and Mitch McConnell and other big spending Republicans are not happy.
Major promises made
While those are important, other items agreed to were especially important to the conservative grassroots that make up the GOP base.
Among them are guaranteed votes on key bills:
- A bill to rescind certain balances made available to the Internal Revenue Service, this is concerning mainly the $600 limits now placed on vendors like Venmo, PayPal and eBay.
- A bill to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to suspend the entry of illegal aliens into the country.
- A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Energy from sending petroleum products from the Strategic Oil Reserves to Communist China.
- A bill to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.
The agreement also mandates “conservative representation” on important House committees.
“It’s critically important that the Rules Committee reflect the body and reflect the will of the people. And that is a part of this framework,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) told reporters before the 15th round of voting. “What we’ve agreed to in framework will need to have accountability. We need to be able to continue to trust that we’re going to be able to execute on what we’ve agreed to in framework.”
Major changes in House rules
As important as all of those items are, there were other concessions that could radically change the way the House does business, and give conservatives much more power.
Among those items are, bringing back the “Jeffersonian Motion” to vacate the chair, which allows one single Member of Congress to demand a vote on removing the Speaker should he go back on any of his promises.
A “Church-style” committee, which will allow the House to launch full investigations into the weaponization of the IRS, FBI, and DOJ, and other agencies.
It also required single subject legislation that can’t be loaded with lots of pork and earmarks and a Texas border security plan.
Now we will be watching to see if 1) McCarthy keeps his promises, and 2) if conservatives finally realize the only way to win is through confrontational politics, not by compromising and selling out.
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.