Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler/Hutchinson, was one of the first members of the House’s Freedom Caucus to speak out against what he called the “unmeetable” and “unacceptable conditions” that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., set Tuesday for his potential House speakership. “Every democratically elected institution has a means in which you change your leader,” Huelskamp complained in the Wall Street Journal, about Ryan’s desire to no longer give members the procedural ability to force out a sitting speaker. “I’m surprised and astonished that Paul Ryan’s answer to John Boehner is to give him more power than John Boehner had.” – Rhonda Holman
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