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Mark Meadows: Gop Votes and Speaker

mark meadows: Compounding those divisions are pressures from some of the House's most conservative members, who are casting the effort as a pivotal test for Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis, according to Metro News. It is a, the, defining moment for this speaker, said Rep. Republican leaders there are scrambling to find enough GOP votes to pass a measure that's even more restrictive than a proposal by President Donald Trump that flopped spectacularly in the Senate on Thursday. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. who leads the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, which helped force former Speaker John Boehner from his job in 2015. Ryan aides did not respond to a request for comment on Meadows' remark. If he gets it wrong, it will have consequences for him but it will also have consequences for the rest of the Republican Party. ( As reported in the news.