Excerpt from The Daily Signal
Written by Philip Wegmann
More than a year after Rep. Paul Ryan picked up the House speaker’s gavel, Rep. Devin Nunes has launched an effort to blunt the parliamentary measure used by the House Freedom Caucus to oust his predecessor.
The California Republican wants to end the privileged status of the “motion to vacate the chair.” And while the proposed parliamentary reform wouldn’t go into effect until the next Congress convenes in January, it’s led to conservative saber rattling inside the GOP conference already.
Freedom Caucus members say publicly that they plan to oppose the revision. In private, their staff warns that the rule update would spark an outright revolt in Republican ranks.