The website The Hill reported that Rep.
Some conservative members reportedly accused Boehner of displaying the characteristics of a dictator in a banana republic. Among them was Rep.
"Everything here is top-down," Jordan said. "The steering committee runs everything. You can't get a bill or an amendment to the floor unless the steering committee approves, and the committee is made up of members appointed by Boehner, who as speaker gets more than one vote."
Jordan says that gives Boehner dictatorial power over any bill or amendment he doesn't want to bring to a vote. Jordan and his conservative colleagues want to change the system so every member has a chance to introduce bills and to get amendments considered, debated and voted on. This, he says, "will benefit everyone, including moderates and even Democrats. This way we can have a debate about ideas and whose are better."
According to Jordan, leadership is afraid to entertain any bills it doesn't believe will pass the
Jordan says he would have demanded that Planned Parenthood stop receiving federal funds on the first day undercover videos were released that allegedly depicted employees discussing the sale of fetal body parts in ways to maximize profits. If the videos had been shown during the congressional testimony of Planned Parenthood president
Jordan says he understands why "60 percent of Republicans -- not conservatives, not
Many within the political establishment, including some in the major media, are using the word "chaos" to describe the last few days in
The way to restore "order," the way to change the system and make it more democratic and fair, is to elect more members who hate the current system and vow to bend it to the will of voters. This will require Republicans to seize the initiative and explain to voters who don't pay enough attention that the current leadership in both parties is mortgaging the future with higher taxes, astronomical debt and possible bankruptcy.
Jordan's candidate for speaker is Rep.
Anger is not a policy, so if voters want a change of direction, they can have it in November by electing more people like Jordan. The Founders made it that easy, but it's up to us to make it happen.