According to multiple The Washington Post reports Paul Ryan is on the hot seat as Speaker of the House.
Here are excerpts from the two WaPo reports:
Meadows led the effort in 2015 to unseat then speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner stepped down months later.
Wednesday’s meeting with Ryan, which took place at the Capitol, is the latest example of the agitation within the House Freedom Caucus about the speaker’s approach to pending matters such as extending the federal borrowing limit, passing a federal budget, and crafting tax-reform legislation.
Allies of Ryan shrugged off the Freedom Caucus huddle as just another example of how he is listening to his members and engaging with his critics on strategy and policy, which they said is a routine practice for him.
One Republican lawmaker who is close to Ryan said upon hearing of the meeting that “those guys are always unhappy. God bless Paul for sitting there and listening to them.”
Several influential House conservatives are privately plotting ways to use the legislative calendar this fall to push their hard-line agenda â€” including quiet discussions about possibly mounting a leadership challenge to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan.
The group has gone so far as to float the idea of recruiting former House speaker Newt Gingrich or former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum as potential replacements for Ryan (R-Wis.) should there be a rebellion. The Constitution does not require that an elected member of the House serve as speaker.
While the chances that a non-House member could mount a credible threat to Ryan are exceedingly slim, the fact that the group has even toyed with the idea underscores their desire to create trouble for GOP leaders if they believe their demands are not being addressed.
The closed-door conversations are being led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, in consultation with his allies on the right, in particular Stephen K. Bannon, President Trumpâ€™s former chief strategist who recently returned to his perch as executive chairman of the Breitbart News website.Â Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Freedom Caucus members are also involved in the talks to varying degrees, according to nearly a dozen people with knowledge of the discussions.
The Septemeber 7th article had more to offer us.
Bannon and Meadows have been talking for weeks and huddled Monday afternoon at the â€œBreitbart Embassyâ€ â€”Â a Capitol Hill townhouse that houses Bannonâ€™s office and the websiteâ€™s offices. Matthew Boyle, Breitbartâ€™s Washington editor, also joined the conversation.
In conversations with friends and associates, Bannon has described the potential move against Ryan, should tensions escalate, as the beginning of a â€œwarâ€ against the Republican establishment.
Kurt Bardella, a former spokesman for Breitbart News, said working in tandem with the website and a potentially receptive president could allow the Freedom Caucus to wield outsize influence over Republican leadership.Â
â€œThe core difference is before you didnâ€™t have an occupant in the Oval Office who would have signed any of this into law under any scenario, and certainly wouldnâ€™t have cheered them on under any circumstances,â€ he said. â€œYou have this perfect storm of a very condensed legislative calendar, a number of quote unquote must-pass vehicles â€”Â from the debt ceiling to storm relief â€” and theyâ€™re in the enviable position of having everything to gain and nothing to lose.â€
Breitbart, Bardella said, â€œexists to provide Trump with who is to blame, and itâ€™s always Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.â€
These back to back Washington Post reports tipped us off to a narrative we must look into. What we found is good news for the Pro-Trump movement.
It is clear that Bannon is organizing the removal of Speaker Ryan from outside of The White House. Bannon’s leaving from The White House worried many Trump supporters. They thought his removal was the final nail in the coffin and Trump’s agenda was in serious jeopardy. That is highly unlikely. According to people, I have spoken to Bannon’s removal was nothing more than the furthering of Trump’s agenda. Bannon knows who his enemies in Washington and is taking that back to Breitbart.
Bannon’s first power play since leaving the administration will be the removal of Paul Ryan as Speaker of The House. Now, I am by no means stating that Paul Ryan is definitely on his way out. What I am claiming is that Bannon is trying to have the Speaker removed due to the fact he is halting Trump’s agenda. Now, don’t let the Washington Post fool you, this coup is being directed by Bannon likely on behalf of Trump.
Here is my theory(Everything above is confirmed this bottom part is my unconfirmed theory)
Bannon’s resignation had nothing to do with a break between Bannon and Trump. It was instead a plan that they had from the beginning. Trump kept Bannon in his admninstration strictly so he could learn who Trump’s enemies were. By being around the administration everyday Bannon got insight that very few people get. He has now taken that insight back to Breitbart.
Bannon has his eyes set on Paul Ryan and might just have enough power to have him removed.