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Rep. Steve King: Majority Leader Election Is Rigged For Establishment
Posted By Alex Pappas On 1:47 PM 06/12/2014

WASHINGTON — Some conservative lawmakers are fuming that the short-time frame between Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s announced resignation yesterday and the election of his successor next week is unfairly “stacking the deck” for the two establishment Republicans vying to replace him.

“At a time when Republicans in Congress are fighting the Obama Administration to oppose snap elections for unions on American employers, Republican Leadership is trying to do the same in the United States House of Representatives,” Iowa Rep. Steve King said Thursday.

“This snap election has the effect of stacking the deck,” he said.

After his surprising lost in his Republican primary on Tuesday night, Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor announced on Wednesday afternoon that he plans to step down as majority leader next month though will serve out the rest of his congressional term.

The GOP leadership has scheduled the elections for next Thursday.

The short turn around, King argues, gives an unfair advantage to California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Texas Rep. Pete Sessions, who are both already in the GOP leadership and can quickly consolidate support. King says the quick timeframe makes it too difficult for a conservative alternative to whip up support.

This is believed to have played a role in Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling — someone conservatives were hoping would run — to announce Thursday that he will not enter the race.

With Hensarling not running, conservatives do not have an alternative to run in the election yet. Several other names have been floated, including Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the former chairman of the Republican Study Committee.

“Let’s take more time to get our heads clear and elect a staunch conservative, anti-amnesty candidate to step up and lead the majority,” King said.

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Let's not.

Cantaloupes King wants a fight.  He always does.  Maybe he thinks HE could get the nod.

If Pete Sessions is not conservative enough for Cantaloupes, he must be pulling for Genghis Khan.
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Which ever Rep wants to run should just throw their hat in the ring.  The hell with whipping up support, if enough people don't know what you represent and stand for, then you won't win the election.  And if these clowns don't know what their fellow caucus members (especially any of them that think they have a shot at winning) represent, then they need to pay better attention.  This whole whipping process is nothing but arm twisting and/or vote buying, the same as it is for legislation.

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They could vote for Justin Amash. At the very least it would be a protest vote.
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King joins the others who claim conservatives are "victims."

This is a perpetual theme, for media entertainers, fundraiser, candidates, etc.

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King joins the others who claim conservatives are "victims."

I've noticed over the years that conservatives never do anything wrong. Whenever they come up short, it's always because of the Democrats, the MSM, and the "RINOs."

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I've noticed over the years that conservatives never do anything wrong. Whenever they come up short, it's always because of the Democrats, the MSM, and the "RINOs."


I have noticed that as well.
GOP House members came to Paul Ryan to be Speaker. He didn't come to them. And he was everybody's conservative darling back in 2012. So unless 1 of the remaining 240 wants to step up & do a better job in budgeting & negotiations & herding the party cats, then everybody please STFU. You go to battle with the army you have, not the one you want but don't have.

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