Breaking: House Freedom Caucus Announces Support of Webster for House Speaker

Breaking: House Freedom Caucus Announces Support of Webster for House Speaker

The race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House just heated up big time.

Reports say the House Freedom Caucus will back Congressman Daniel Webster for Speaker.

The other candidates for Speaker include House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

The group recently met with Speaker candidates and came to the conclusion that Webster was the candidate to support in tomorrow’s vote.  A full floor vote will occur later this month.

Congressman Curt Clawson, a former basketball standout at Purdue University and Congressman from Southwest Florida, praised Webster in a statement to Conservative Intel.

“In basketball and in business it is critical that we stand together as a team and do what is right for the team” said  Clawson. “I am supporting Congressman Webster from Florida for Speaker and am urging members of the Freedom caucus to stay strong and stand together as a team of Constitutional conservatives.”

Calls for someone like popular South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy continue to rage as conservatives have been unhappy with the current crop of candidates. It will be interesting to see how much traction Webster gets and whether the Freedom Caucus sticks with him.

Conservative Intel recently wrote about issues the HFC had with McCarthy and how the “hell no” caucus could disrupt the Speaker’s race.

“House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy faces significant opposition in his quest to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Reports say the House Freedom Caucus holds the cards for McCarthy or any other candidate to get the 218 votes needed to win the Speaker election.

McCarthy doesn’t sell with members of the “hell no caucus,” and though grabbing more positive reviews than the California Congressman, Jason Chaffetz and Daniel Webster aren’t exactly electrifying the group.

If McCarthy can’t get the votes, and a stalemate develops with Chaffetz and Webster also coming up short, the conference could be forced to look elsewhere, possibly rallying around a reluctant Speaker candidate like South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, or even Michigan Rep. Justin Amash.

Gowdy has said he has no interest in running, but a consensus candidate like him could be drafted into the race to avoid continuing a messy battle on the House floor.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, the House Freedom Caucus is a small but smart and strategic group.

“If there is one organized group that could claim responsibility for the environment that led the Ohio Republican to call it quits, it is the House Freedom Caucus, a collection of 40 or so staunch conservatives who are held together by a simple belief: The party needs to fight harder for its causes.

Now, as Republicans begin the process of choosing a successor to Mr. Boehner, the group’s members are bringing the same game of disrupting the establishment to the leadership elections in an effort that could make it difficult for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California to ascend to the speaker’s job as easily as had been expected.

While the group represents only a slice of the 247 members of the Republican conference, it has managed to find ways to wield power and amplify its message by using social media and talk radio and working with outside groups such as the well-funded Heritage Foundation and the grass-roots group FreedomWorks. The House speaker may run the chamber, but conservatives have a strong outside game…

But the caucus members do have enough votes to prevent Republicans from coalescing around a new speaker, threatening to disrupt the succession process. The House GOP is expected to meet Thursday to choose its nominee to succeed Mr. Boehner, probably Mr. McCarthy. But the next step in the process may not unfold as smoothly as usual, in which the majority party rallies behind its choice in a House floor vote for speaker.

Democrats are expected to back their own choice, probably Minority Leader Nancy Pelosiof California, meaning a Republican would need 218 GOP votes to win. Assuming the Freedom Caucus sticks together and opposes Mr. McCarthy, it could force a deadlock. If Mr. McCarthy didn’t win the majority of members voting for a speaker, the voting would be repeated. That would be a painful rebuke to Mr. McCarthy, though he has expressed confidence in his ability to win.”

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67 COMMENTS

    • Webster comes from an ‘iffy’ Republican district, R+6. It is considered a swing district, with a slight Republican-leaning advantage. Why in the world would you select a D 64% rated congressman with only 4 years of ratings history knowing that the longer every person is in congress they drift left? Why would you want a person from a ‘swing district’, knowing that he would have to placate his fence sitters back home. Even John Boehner came from a R+15 district!! Bad, bad choice.

    • They can only find the time to be his shoe-shine boys on those rare occasions when they’re not preoccupied with being his excrement-eating surrender monkeys.

    • Webster comes from an ‘iffy’ Republican district, R+6. It is considered a swing district, with a slight Republican-leaning advantage. Why in the world would you select a D 64% rated congressman with only 4 years of ratings history knowing that the longer every person is in congress they drift left? Why would you want a person from a ‘swing district’, knowing that he would have to placate his fence sitters back home. Even John Boehner came from a R+15 district!! Bad, bad choice..

    • Naaa, he’s a very honest conservative from my district, sticks to his conservative platform/values. We are very happy with him down here TBH.

      • If he’s in Congress, then he is a lying egotistical jac****.

        That’s the problem with this country, everyone thinks Congress sucks except for their Congressman, their Congressman is a great guy fighting the good fight.

  1. The definition of stupid = Going thru all the trouble and effort to oust Boehner and then replacing him with just another Boehner (McCarthy).

    Webster = real change.

    • Gowdy talks a god game but as a prosecutor getting to the bottom of Obama’s scandals and illegal actions, he’s been useless.

      • they won’t release information, claiming the 5th, and deleting hard drives – they are liars, deceivers and corrupt. …and they are all covering for Obama while he covers for them. ….If I were Trey – I would JUMP at the chance to be “Speaker” as it would be like taking a permanent vacation.

    • Keep pressuring for Trey – he doesn’t want it BUT, the people want him because; he IS a conservative, speaks his mind and will fight for the ‘people’. We trust him & can’t trust anyone else….sorry, not even Webster.

  2. It doesn’t matter who you put in the position, the vast majority of the politicians in this country are crooked and corrupt. I would favor arresting them all, having a mass trial then hanging them from the neck until dead.

    Then start over with new elections.

  3. Now it is clear that politicians in Congress are low interest invented figure of “state policy” osea one outrage over the constitution which is the policy of the written state, partisan political outrage that they call “politically correct” then the impunity of public corruption and negligent conduct of elected public officials and other handpicked that Democrats and Republicans have colluded off constitutional check and balance control to block impeachment proceedings against judges transgressors that have a judicial coup by inventing the union of individuals of the same sex violated constitutional sovereignty of all 50 states, and confirm unconstitutional obama care (communist totalitarian model plan) subsidized by other policyholders vitiating their votes, the Obama administration for granting citizenship to children of undocumented parents and neglimente for acting against the economic exodus of refugees with illegal entry across the border of South and North, by fraudulently reintalar embassy banned Communist enemies with Fidel and Raul Castro, by authorization of Congress and interested incompetent Obama-Biden Kerry to negotiate agreement Iran with nuclear enemy to destuir the US. By authority of Congress to Obama-Biden administration incompente-Clinton-Kerry to negotiate trade agreements with countries in blocks (APEC Pacific and European Union) to destroy economy and taking jobs as the agreement canada mexico-block. for violating the constitution to grant a hearing in Congress representing the state and the republic religious monks, etc. etc, for allowing inept Obama mourn in public policy making mockery for each slaughter by crazy gunmen with many weapons they buy only gun and shot without question RESTRICTIONS and amendment 2 which gives right to bear arms to healthy people but not metalmente people sick. that warning flagrant betrayal of representatives, senators, presidents and public officials handpicked and highest judges against the constitution with clear instencionalidad to destroy freedom and democracy, is of obligation and duty of all citizens to defend the constitution and values Republicans in the rule of law in the nation was founded. Donald Trump speaks clear, direct and honest as the next President is right to defend the US Constitution.

    President Obama-Biden must be prosecuted constitutionally impeachment

    • I also watch conservative review. Chafetz has a very liberal background and has been moving in that direction. Webster is way better than McCarthy and has experience as the speaker of the FL legislature. I could support either over McCarthy.

    • Webster comes from an ‘iffy’ Republican district, R+6. It is considered a swing district, with a slight Republican-leaning advantage. Why in the world would you select a D 64% rated congressman with only 4 years of ratings history knowing that the longer every person is in congress they drift left? Why would you want a person from a ‘swing district’, knowing that he would have to placate his fence sitters back home. Even John Boehner came from a R+15 district!! Bad, bad choice.

  4. Is good. Tea Party. Trump. Cruz. To h#!! with the cowards, get someone new in there, as conservative as you’ve got the votes for.

  5. I really don’t think the government should be run as a giant game of chicken. What’s the actual PLAN for these guys? Just shut the government down every single year until everyone else caves on all their demands?

  6. The best speaker will be the one who has no lack of cojones to stand up to obama and doesn’t need Kleenex, wine and cigarettes as a crutch.

  7. No to McCarthy. He is no conservative. Chaffetz may be more conservative than Webster but I think Webster has a better background to be speaker since he was speaker in the FL legislature. We need to quickly coalesce behind one or the other to defeat McCarthy.

    • Great plan. Let;s “coalesce” behind a ‘D’ rate congressman. Certainly, don’t reward the A’s for what they have fought for.

  8. Goodbye, Weeping Cheeto

    Who could hang the blame on you?

    When you cry at the start of each day.

    No ones gonna miss you…

  9. Webster or Gowdy would be good choices. No RINO’s need apply. Time to fight for what conservatism stands for before the left finishes off the country.

  10. Elect Mumbles or a RINO and folks will leave the party in droves IMO. We need a speaker who can speak and who fully understands the ideological divide in the country. Elect Mark Levin!

  11. Webster comes from an ‘iffy’ Republican district, R+6. It is considered a swing district, with a slight Republican-leaning advantage. Why in the world would you select a D 64% rated congressman with only 4 years of ratings history knowing that the longer every person is in congress they drift left? Why would you want a person from a ‘swing district’, knowing that he would have to placate his fence sitters back home. Even John Boehner came from a R+15 district!! Bad, bad choice.

    • If it is true as some here say that Webster’s leash is held by the Chamber of Commerce, then it might also be true of those that call themselves the conservatives. Corruption is everywhere these days and extremely hard to ferret out.

      • Most all call themselves conservative. That’s why you’ve got to look at their voting record, and the longer they’ve been in office the truer the picture. Webster has a ‘D’ rating from Conservative Review with 4 years of analyzed votes. Chaffetz has a ‘B’ rating with 6 years. Louis Gohmert has 10 years and a very high ‘A’ rating. If you want to hold congressmen accountable, there it is.

  12. Cuckservative mccarthy doesnt even pay lip service to conservative republicans

    Look at his voting record

    He’s a democRAT

  13. For those who don’t know that would be “Amnesty/Path to Citizenship” Daniel
    Webster. His leash is held by the Chamber ofCommerce lobby.

  14. I can only hope that McCarthy will NOT be selected as the next speaker. I live in Cali and stay informed about what the few congress critters with an R next to their name say and do. Not much true Republicanism there and most certainly no Conservatism. I know nothing about Webster, a little about Amash and Chaffetz. Either one of these two would be ok by me. The only thing worse than Boehner is Pelosi.

  15. All three suck. If not Gowdy how about Tom Price – Georgia. He is a real conservative shooting for Majority leader. Just recruit him. I bet he would step up.

  16. This whole coup and power grab is an embarrassment. The so-called Freedom Caucus is making House Republicans look like the Keystone Cops! Honestly, I believe these people would consider Ronald Reagan a “RINO” because he had the audacity to actually negotiate with Tip O’Neill. So what happens when they elect Webster, Chaffetz or some other flunky as Speaker?? Are they going to try to impeach Obama? repeal Obamacare for the 432nd time? close down the entire federal government over funding for one piddly organization? Talk about the fast road back to the minority! It is being paved with the carcass of John Boehner who will ultimately laugh his way into history by watching the chaos certain to erupt. Say hello to Speaker PELOSI in 2017…..thanks a lot right wing!!

    • “So what happens when they elect Webster, Chaffetz or some other flunky as Speaker?? ” Nothing… That’s the point. The majority need someone to stand up to the liberal bullies.

  17. McCarthy is John Boehner with ten fewer IQ points. He is an LA Republican. That equals liberal anywhere else.

  18. Curious as to why a minority of Republican House members believe they get to choose how everything is done? Is it that their election is of greater value than any other’s? Where does that thinking come from? They alone are the true messiah. No one else in America opinions count? That ain’t Constitutional.
    How about this, come up with some ideas that solve problems.

  19. Has anyone wondered if McCarthy was ‘paid’ for his little ‘gaffe’ regarding the Benghazi Committee?

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