At it's last board meeting, the RLC National Board voted unanimously to encourage its members to contact their representatives to support anyone other than Speaker John Boehner in the upcoming House Speaker vote.
"In 2010 voters returned control of the House to the Republicans to help rein in President Obama and the Democrat agenda; in 2014 they returned control of the Senate to the Republicans for the same reason, yet somehow Speaker Boehner thought the message being sent was business as usual," said RLC Chairman Matt Nye. "The passage of the 'CRomnibus' spending bill last month was a complete betrayal of those voters by House leadership, and must not go unanswered."
"Even the most politically inept individual could see that all Republicans had to do to run the board was pass a short term continuing resolution funding government at the exact same levels until Republicans took control of the Senate in the new year. That Speaker Boehner chose to pass a spending bill for the entire year instead of waiting to control both chambers is illustrative of either a) complete alignment with the Democrats and President Obama or b) incompetence of an almost unimaginable magnitude," Nye said. "Neither of those are qualities you want in an individual who holds the third most powerful position in the United States government."
"We encourage our members in every state to contact their representatives and ask them to vote for anyone other than Speaker Boehner for the position of Speaker," Nye said. "Boehner has proven time after time he is as out of touch with the average Republican voter as President Obama is out of touch with the average American."
The House switchboard phone number is 202-224-3121.