We call on one of the two dozen moderate Republicans in the House who opposed the shutdown, and opposed the brinkmanship on the debt ceiling, to introduce a Resolution of Vacancy in the House of Representatives, declaring that the office of Speaker is vacant. A Resolution of Vacancy is privileged, meaning that Speaker Boehner has no choice and MUST permit a vote on it. House Democrats, support this resolution. Nancy Pelosi, all members of the House Democratic leadership, we call on all of you to refrain from running for Speaker to replace John Boehner and, instead, to support whomever the two dozen moderate House Republicans nominate as their candidate for Speaker. We call on those two dozen moderate House Republicans to support the election of a bipartisan team for other leadership positions, e.g. Republican as Majority Leader, Democrat as Whip, and so on.
Only in this way will President Barack Obama's second term have any chance for success.