6236356208_bbecd5b17c_zMark Meadows refuses to be intimidated by GOP establishment as he pushes for a vote on firing John Boehner

Congressman Mark Meadows is fed up with Washington.

And he’s willing to risk his own re-election to do something about it.

The North Carolina Republican is not backing down on his effort to force a vote to “vacate the chair” which, if successful, would remove John Boehner as Speaker of the House.

Congress left town in early August for a six-week recess, giving Boehner time to rally enough votes to save his job.

And the prospect of being punished for trying to oust Boehner has not cowed Meadows into backing down.

“What I’ve learned, is if you make promises to do your very best to fix something, it may cost you,” Meadows tells The Daily Signal.

“It’s very easy to say you are willing to pay any cost. It’s a very different thing to actually be willing to go through and lay it all on the line,” says Meadows “I for one — if it’s just me and me alone — I am willing to stand up and say this is what the people back home want, this is what they’re asking for, even if it makes it difficult on me in Washington D.C.”

“Meadows says if leadership’s tactics don’t change to his liking, he—or another supportive lawmaker—could refile the motion from “non-privileged to “privileged,” forcing a vote within two legislative days,” The Daily Signal reports.

Under House rules, no one can become Speaker without the support of a majority of the chamber, eliminating the prospect Meadow’s motion could mean the return of Nancy Pelosi.

The Daily Signal lays out the series of events that led to Meadows filing his unusual motion:

Believing that Boehner has presided over a caucus that has violated the Founding Fathers’ traditions, Meadows, beginning in March, worked with the House’s parliamentarian (a nonpartisan person who helps with rules), to find a remedy.

He learned about the motion to vacate, which had last been used in 1910 against then-Speaker Joseph Cannon, who refused to step down.

Meadows had planned to keep the tool at his side, as a worst case scenario, but he soon became more frustrated.

On June 20, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, removed Meadows from his chairmanship of the Subcommittee on Government Operations for voting against leadership on a normally routine procedural vote.

Meadows later regained his perch, but some of his colleagues were punished by House leaders for similar reasons.

Meadows felt compelled to go at it alone and author a starkly worded resolution stating that Boehner tried to “consolidate power and centralize decision-making.”

The Meadows-Boehner feud could come to a head, and a vote, when Congress reconvenes Sept. 8.