Ryan faces new pressures from House conservatives

by Scott Wong | the Hill  |  published on September 8, 2016

A year after the Freedom Caucus pressured John Boehner to resign as Speaker, members of the conservative group have begun threatening his successor, Paul Ryan.

Members are still furious the new Speaker didn’t do more to help Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas in his failed primary bid this summer. They’re pressuring Ryan to back a vote to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in the coming days. And they’re daring the Wisconsin Republican to ignore Freedom Caucus demands on a government-funding package and pass it with help from Democrats.

“How’d that work out for John Boehner?” quipped Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), a Freedom Caucus member and frequent thorn in the side of both Speakers.

Gosar didn’t back Ryan for Speaker last October, so his tough talk isn’t surprising.

But some of Gosar’s Freedom Caucus colleagues who publicly voted for Ryan are now threatening to oppose him in a January floor vote depending on how he navigates this tricky set of issues before the election.

  • Richard Hennessy

    An encouraging development to challenge the Republican establishment. Go real conservatives!!!

  • Netencho

    I keep on telling you all that Ryan has sold his ass to the Democrats, he is just a whore, bought and paid for by the Clinton’s, and the Obama’s. Arizona should of gotten rid of him on this election. But guess we still have a lot of illiterates voting, as they seem to have voted this idiot back for another term. This stupid voters just don’t seem to learn or know what the hell they are looking for.

    • Chandler

      Think that you are preaching to the choir Netencho, but I like your post.

  • snowyriver

    The morning Boehner walked down the aisle to announce his retirement, he was singing — skip a de do da- – skip a de day — my oh my what a wonderful day.

    • Chandler

      I just bet he was.

  • Chandler

    I don’t believe that there is a difference between Boehner or Ryan.
    They are like twins in there actions, more like the Communist Democrat party of today than the old freedom loving Republicans.
    The Republicans are moving into the path of the ideology of the Communist corrupt Democrat party.
    So sad that we have parties that once believed in this country and our Laws and Constitution that our forefathers gave us to live by.
    Now they are lock step with nothing but what is in it for them, both parties.
    It is ridiculous that most are locked into a job for life. and constant demands for more and more money and benefit. Do you even care that most in the Political field are millionaires, what the hel* is up with that crap?
    If they did not buy there position in the House or judicial branches or some part of the government, then the become millionaires within a couple of years, after they get into government.
    Wake up people we need to take our country back before it is to late to do so.

    • Richard Hennessy

      Ryan may be better, but he hasn’t shown it yet. I’ll believe it when I see it.

      • Chandler

        I just would not hold my breath if I were you , Ryan is in the RINO group with the rest of the RINO’S he is there darling boy.

  • justinwachin

    The first priority now should be winning in the fall. These representatives need to realize that all their plans are worthless if the Republicans don’t win in November.

    Impeaching IRS officials should happen, but that can wait until President Trump is in place and ready to appoint replacements.

    • Ramon1710 .

      Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s top Democrat, said in a statement: “This ridiculous resolution will demonstrate nothing but the Republican obsession with diving into investigative rabbit holes that waste tens of millions of taxpayer dollars while having absolutely no positive impact on a single American. Calling this resolution a ‘stunt’ or a ‘joke’ would be insulting to stunts and jokes.” Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) looked the Brian Terry family in the eye and assured them justice; he lied to a grieving family. Upon his expression of sincerity, he ran interference for the Obama administration. He’s done the same thing to the families of the Benghazi attack victims.

      In other words, “We do what we want because we’ve got the system fixed in our favor.”

      Koskinen contributed almost US$100,000 to Democratic candidates and groups as of June 25, 2014.

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  • teaman

    Placing Ryan, the RINO, at the head of the DE-funked House is major proof that our Nation is being driven by STUPIDITY at every level. This disgusting move that has been going on for years too move our Gooberment more too the left, is destroying our Nation. Ryan, the RINO, will never be happier until Killary Ramrod becomes POTUS. Folks, if you truly want to save our Nation, you have got too stop voting for perverted lefties.

    • Chandler

      Nice and oh so correct,spot on!!

    • Julyette J

      I cannot understand how Wisconsin reelected him. They are not “cheese heads” they are cheese brains!

  • Ramon1710 .

    Ryan’s served conservatives about as well as PeLOUSY did. A leopard can not change his spots. He’s a big part of the problem that must go, along with the other muslims and communists that have infiltrated our government thanks to Bathhouse Barry.

    • Chandler

      Yes he has really come out as a sympathizer of the Communist Democratic Party of thieves and liars to the American People.

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