From Rep. Steve King of Iowa:
On January 6, 2015, I will take an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; . . . I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me, God."
Then, I will be asked to put up a vote for John Boehner for Speaker.
I know the pattern of his strategy and actions for the past 12 years to the point where I can predict the results.
I am convinced Congress will not be allowed to restore its Constitutional authority under his Speakership and by refusing to do so, cannot call upon the courts to do so. How then, can I take an oath to the Constitution and put up a vote for John Boehner, almost in the same breath?
"We need a Speaker who will help us all keep our oath, including his own, to the Constitution, not one who has consistently blocked our efforts to keep ours," King states. "I will vote for an alternative candidate for Speaker. I can’t vote for John Boehner again."