Today, several leaders from the conservative movement praised the resignation of Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH):
“Speaker Boehner’s retirement announcement is a victory for grassroots conservatives,” said Citizen’s United President, David Bossie. “Under Boehner’s leadership Congress has failed to advance meaningful reforms, much less the bold conservative reforms our country needs. The writing has been on the wall for quite some time now, and as a conservative, I’m excited at the prospect of electing new conservative leadership in the House of Representatives.”
“Members must ask themselves if there is anyone among them who wants to put the House of Representatives back on offense and reclaim the body’s constitutionally mandated authority over the rules, regulation making, and spending processes,” said ForAmerica President, David Bozell.
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“Its time for new leadership in Congress,” said FreedomWorks CEO, Adam Brandon. “Last year, the grassroots toppled Majority Leader Eric Cantor and now they’ve forced out Speaker Boehner. The tide is changing in Washington. FreedomWorks will be supporting the House Freedom Caucus to make sure that the incoming leadership adhere to conservative principles, not special interests.”
“Today’s news is welcomed by conservatives across the country,” said Senate Conservatives Fund President, Ken Cuccinelli. “As Speaker of the House, John Boehner was hostile towards conservatives and our principles. Rather than fighting President Obama and his liberal policies, Speaker Boehner embraced them and betrayed his party’s own voters. The next Speaker of the House must be willing to defend the Constitution and stand up for the principles of freedom that make our nation great.”
“Americans deserve a Congress that fights for opportunity for all and favoritism to none. Too often, Speaker Boehner has stood in the way,” said Heritage Action’s CEO, Mike Needham. “Today’s announcement is a sign that the voice of the American people is breaking through in Washington. Now is the time for a principled, conservative leader to emerge. Heritage Action will continue fighting for conservative policy solutions and we look forward to working with the new leadership team.”
“The next Republican Speaker of the House must be willing to fight for the principles of America; not simply be a caretaker for the establishment Republicans. Tryouts for the job begin today,” said Founder of Eagle Forum, Phyllis Schlafly.
“The resignation of John Boehner is a great victory for the grassroots whose demand for Republican leaders who will fight to govern America according to conservative principles finally drove Boehner out,” said CHQ Chairman, Richard Viguerie. “Conservatives are not a wing of the GOP or an interest group — we ARE the Republican Party. Boehner’s resignation shows that there is a time limit on how long a small minority can run roughshod over the rights and interests of America’s conservative majority.”