Rep. Paul Ryan: Why I Support Kevin McCarthy

October 4, 2015

Now that Speaker John Boehner is stepping down, the House of Representatives needs a principled leader who will work hard and get results.

That’s why I support Congressman Kevin McCarthy for speaker of the House.

I’ve known Kevin for more than a decade. From day one, we’ve worked closely to advance our conservative principles. I know the kind of man he is and the kind of leader he will be.

Kevin is exceptionally good at bringing people together. He doesn’t shy away from the important fights, and he knows how to win – with respect and civility that is often lacking in today’s politics…

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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Congressional Reform Goes Beyond Electing the Right Speaker

October 5, 2015

Momentarily, let’s talk principles instead of specific people. Throughout Congressional history, there appear to be ongoing periods of greater and greater centralization of power in the Speaker of the House. Eventually, it becomes too destructive and someone or some people step up to decentralize the power.

There is an absolutely amazing array of talent and intelligence in Congress, but somehow, far too many on both sides of the aisle get to DC they hand over their deductive reasoning function to their leader. Further, they get furious if anyone calls attention to that fact.

Right now this very month, this very week, we have one of those historic opportunities to return “power to the people.” Unfortunately, it will continue to take a great deal of encouragement from constituents. But, look how that has been working lately! A Speaker steps down early? Historic…

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