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The 'Unprecedented Move' a Conservative Congressman Just Took to Oust John Boehner From Leadership

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"Members are just learning about this motion to vacate the chair — and they honestly seem stunned."

House Speaker John Boehner Ohio listens as GOP leaders speak to reporters following a Republican strategy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo) AP Photo

A conservative congressman from North Carolina on Tuesday filed a motion to oust Speaker John Boehner from his leadership position.

House Speaker John Boehner Ohio listens as GOP leaders speak to reporters following a Republican strategy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo) AP Photo House Speaker John Boehner. (AP Photo)

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) filed a resolution to declare "the office of Speaker of House of Representatives vacant," effectively stripping Boehner from his Speakership.

The motion accused Boehner of having "endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent."

It added, among other things, that "through inaction" the Ohio representative has made Congress "subservient to the Executive and Judicial branches."

The action to oust Boehner was referred to by seasoned congressional reporter Chad Pergram as an "unprecedented move."

Rollcall reporter Matt Fuller tweeted that members "seem stunned."

However, because Meadows did not file the resolution as a "privileged" motion, it will be sent to the Rules committee instead of receiving an immediate vote.

It was not clear who exactly supported Meadows' resolution.

Neither Boehner nor Meadows immediately responded to a request for comment from TheBlaze Tuesday evening.

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