John is a good person, and I wish him well. That said, I voted against him for Speaker TWICE, and I helped to lead the movement calling for a new Speaker because he was not the kind of leader who stands for principle. Dedication to principle gives you the strength to fight for the people, not the special interests in Washington.
The American people know the country’s headed in the wrong direction. That’s why they elected a Republican Congress. But over the last five years, Republican leaders in Washington have caved to President Obama at almost every opportunity. We need a Speaker whose top priority is following the Constitution, not raising money from special interests and Washington insiders. We need a Speaker who will stand for principle. We need a Speaker who will FIGHT.