Punished conservative moves to oust Boehner

A House conservative recently punished for voting against Republican leadership made a stunning move Thursday to oust Speaker John Boehner.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., was temporarily removed from his post chairing a House Oversight subcommittee after voting against a procedural measure to advance a critical trade bill earlier this summer.

He was later restored to his post thanks to protests from his rank-and-file conservative allies, but Meadows apparently wasn't satisfied.

Meadows Tuesday introduced a resolution "Declaring the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives vacant."

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