WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday night Chairman of the Freedom Caucus and congressman from North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows spearheaded the filing of articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. It was uncertain whether that may happen before a scheduled August recess that would begin late next week, but in subsequent interviews Meadows indicated that he, or others, could force a vote on impeachment with in two days.
“Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Wednesday night threatened to force a vote on the GOP resolution to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Meadows told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that any lawmaker can force the issue to the House floor without leadership support by offering the resolution as a “privileged motion,” meaning the House must vote on it within two days.
“Certainly, we hope it doesn’t have to come to that,” Meadows said on Ingraham’s show “The Ingraham Angle.”
“What we put in today was non-privileged,” Meadows said, explaining the details of the process. “It goes in, gets referred to the [House] Judiciary Committee, but starting tomorrow, we can bring it up as a privileged motion.”
“It really means that it would require a vote on the House floor within two days and that’s something any member of Congress, Jim [Jordan] or I, can do,” he continued.”
Rosenstein has been stonewalling efforts of congress to get to the bottom of exactly what apparent improprieties happened with in the DOJ as it relates to the investigation into President Donald Trump, which the president refers to as a ‘witch hunt.’
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a Freedom Caucus member, has been particularly incensed with the DOJ’s obstinate reactions to congressional requests, saying that Rosenstein “gave them the finger” instead of giving congress the requested information.
It is telling that Speaker Paul Ryan has not been similarly frustrated with the whole saga, but then again he is essentially a lame duck speaker. Meadows, on the other hand, continues to demonstrate what leadership is in when it comes to speaking on behalf of the American people and what they deserve.
Stay tuned for potential fireworks on the Hill before lawmakers head out for recess.