GOP presidential candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is commending Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) for standing up for North Carolina workers – even though House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) punished Meadows for voting against Republican leadership by removing him from chairing his subcommittee.
Meadows first discussed what happened following his vote on Sirius XM Breitbart News Sunday where he said, “this is really a new low by House Republican leadership.”
Meadows decided to vote against House leadership on the Rule vote, prior to the final vote on Trade Promotion Authority – which grant’s President Obama fast track trade authority – because he felt the legislation was riddled with holes.
Huckabee said: “I salute Congressman Mark Meadows for his backbone, courage and commitment to North Carolina workers.”
Huckabee adds that President Obama can’t be trusted to negotiate a multi-trillion dollar trade agreement with Asian countries that could cost American workers thousands of jobs.
“In the face of enormous pressure from the House GOP leadership to vote for ObamaTrade, Congressman Meadows voted his conscience. For this act, he was punished by party leaders and lost his subcommittee chairmanship,” Huckabee stated in his press release Monday.
“Congressman Meadows values convictions over committee assignments, principle over politics, and service to Americans over service for himself. In my book, you should be lauded-not loathed. Well done Congressman, well done!”