~ Founding “Freedom Caucus” member and signer, Contract From America.
~ Voted against disaster relief spending for Hurricane Sandy, based on the later-debunked claim that the relief bill contained “pork.”
~ Removed from the Subcommittee on Government Operations by fellow Republican Jason Chaffetz for opposing a procedural motion to grant President Barack Obama fast-track authority on trade agreements.
~ Ranking member, House Oversight Committee.
~ Penned open letter to Republican leadership urging they “affirmatively de-fund the implementation and enforcement of Obamacare in any relevant appropriations bills brought to the House floor in the 113th Congress, including any continuing appropriations bill.” It is said this letter was the catalyst for the 2013 federal government shutdown.
~ Filed a resolution to vote on removing John Boehner as speaker of the House.
~ Kept his chief-of-staff Kenny West on the payroll following West’s resignation following harassment claims against West. Of this, the Office of Congressional Ethics found “…substantial reason to believe that Representative Meadows retained an employee who did not perform duties commensurate with the compensation the employee received and certified that the compensation met applicable House standards, in violation of House rules and standards of conduct.”
~ Fined $40,000 by the House Ethics Committee for failing to act strongly enough regarding the claims against West.
~ Claimed for years to have received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida. He eventually had to admit that he had received an associate degree, not a bachelor’s.
~ “2012 is the time we are going to send Mr. Obama home to Kenya or wherever it is…” Yep, he said that at a Tea Party Rally.
~ Advocated for a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.
~ Voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act.
~ At least once led a Trump crowd in the infamous “Lock her up”, an anti-Hillary Clinton chant.
~ As Trump’s Chief of Staff he was of course a raging dumpster fire on COVID.
~ Actively participated in the attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
~ Today dragging his feet on cooperation with the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection.
Ladies and gentlemen, Preznit Carnage’s COS. Mark Meadows.