We may not get that motion to vacate today, but this is pretty stunning.
COOK: "I'm a Republican who has supported Speaker Craddick three times, but I cannot and will not support him again...I've been threatened...and I've been told as recently as Saturday and am told they are recruiting an opponent to run against me...so be it."
"I will not yield to tyranny, bullying, or threats. This body will not realize its potential as long as [this] is to be tolerated."
"The budget is being stopped...and exploited for political gain."
"I regretfully tell you that your actions may force this House to take an historic action...I beg of you to step down."
"Please don't put this body through 18 months of Hell."
"Release us and submit to the will of the House."
"This is a battle worth fighting. For me, it may mean my political career, but it's worth it."