Speaker Boehner has attempted to punish members of Congress whose votes have not been in line with party leadership.
He stripped Congressman Mark Meadows of his subcommittee chairmanship because Meadows voted against a procedural motion on trade legislation.
Fortunately, people spoke out against the attack on Congressman Meadows and the decision to strip him of the subcommittee chairmanship was reversed. In the words of Congressman Meadows, "The voice of the people still matters. ... It matters to me. It matters to members of Congress and we can't forget that.”
It is time to put a stop to the bullying of conservatives by their own party, because if we don’t speak out loud and clear, it WILL happen again.
Please add your name to our petition and tell Speaker Boehner that Members of Congress should be able to vote in the interest of their constituents and their conscience without the threat of retribution from House leadership.
The will of the people you represent is not being done. I do not know why you are all so afraid to stand up for our freedoms that my father and grandfather and so many before them fought so hard to defend.
Our elected representatives should be able to vote on any issue in line with the wishes of their constituents without fear of retribution or censure, from you or the Administration. These are the principles of our Founding Fathers and the Constitution.
Please refrain from this behavior … You too can be replaced by a vote of “We, the People”.