Roanoke City Republican Committee Chair John Brill is encouraging committee members to call Congressman Goodlatte to convince him that it is necessary that House Speaker John Boehner be replaced. Brill indicated that prior to the 6th District Committee meeting on November 10 Goodlatte indicated he would not press for Boehner’s replacement.
Former Republican City Chair Adam Boitnott said in an email that though he’d “love to see Bob in the role he is not interested. This simply puts him in a bad position that is not helpful toward moving America in the right direction.”
Chris Walters another former Roanoke City Committee Chair felt the same way saying in an email, “I do not agree with the ultimatum.”
It’s unclear whether Goodlatte will bow to the pressure leaving him vulnerable to an intraparty challenge in two years. What is clear is that the tea party influence has infiltrated the 6th District Republican Committee. This lends itself to speculation that a tea party candidate could be the nominee for Republicans in the next election. The question is would Goodlatte run as an independent? Would there be a Democratic challenger making it a three man race?
An unquestionable safe Republican seat could be in jeopardy and result in a repeat of 2012 Senate and Congressional seat loses for the Republicans.
LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE:
“Dear Congressman Goodlatte,
The framers of the Constitution of the United States wisely instituted the division of powers, not merely to enable specialization of the respective commissions, but primarily to limit the powers of each community. Under the influence of both Christian thought and the abysmal historical precedents of foreign nations, they recognized the tendency even of the best of men to secure to themselves unlimited and unjust authority, and to employ it for the purpose of enslaving the masses. The authors judiciously embraced their moral obligation by including this mechanism (division of powers) for the simple frustration of such tyrannical efforts.
The imposition of Obamacare against the wishes of the people is an unequivocal expression of the anticipated tyrannical powers. Yet even though every member of the House of representatives is aware of his ability to thwart this measure, no such effort of protection is forthcoming. Apparently few enough care more about the people they purport to represent than about their own political aspirations.
Speaker Boehner has called for “Repeal and Replace,” all the while he has been fully cognizant of the fact that the Senate and the President would not concur with him. Such disingenuous acts are intended to defraud the people while leading them to believe he is fighting for their cause. His unwillingness to lead the effort to de-fund Obama’s healthcare, a truly feasible mechanism for restraining this tyranny, is a conscious dereliction of duty. His recent commitment to active pursuit of its funding, coupled with his capitulation on the issue of amnesty and his agreement to raise taxes are acts that are nothing short of treasonous to our interests and our security.
Therefore, we are writing to notify you of our unwillingness to accept such representation; to demand that you oppose the selection of Mr. Boehner as speaker for the next session; that you only select a representative who is willing to engage fully in battle against Obamacare and the many other imprudent and unconstitutional efforts of the Obama administration, and that our future support for you is contingent upon your efforts to lead the fight to deny President Obama every unconstitutional measure, and that this must be done without excuse.
Passed unanimously, this 10th day of November, 2012
The Sixth Congressional District Republican Committee of Virginia”