Rep. Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) effort to oust House Speaker John Boehner is not a big deal, Boehner said in reaction Wednesday.
“Listen you’ve got a member here and a member their who are off the reservation, no big deal,” Boehner told reporters in response to questions about recent conservative attacks on House and Senate leadership.
Tuesday evening Meadows introduced a motion to vacate the chair in an act of defiance against Boehner’s leadership.
The Ohio Republican Wednesday afternoon, however, signaled the motion would likely not get a vote. Boehner stressed that he thinks his caucus continues to support him.
“Listen, this is one member, all right? I’ve got broad support amongst my colleagues. And frankly it isn’t even deserving of a vote,” he said.
Boehner added that he has not yet spoken to Meadows and noted the difficulties in managing disparate views within the two-party system.
“Because America has essentially a two party system, each of the parties represents a pretty wide, divergent set of views and as a result it requires a lot more effort on the part of the leaders to try to work in a unified fashion,” he said.