North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is standing with Mark Meadows in his effort to oust Boehner, telling CNN that Boehner uses intimidation and coercion to get members to vote his way on legislation. Jones says men and women aren’t voted to Congress to be puppets of the Speaker of the House:
No one should be intimidated for voting your conscience. If you are here to vote for the will of the Speaker and not the will of the people, you don’t need to be here.
Boom! That is exactly right.
Walter Jones doesn’t pull any punches in this interview and should be applauded for standing with Meadows through this:
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by Brant Clifton • July 10, 2015
Lately, it seems that all of Walter Jones’s campaigns are raucous affairs. DC-based groups dumped millions into his primary race in 2014. Well, it looks like his 2014 opponent is back for more in 2016 — and is being joined by another challenger.
Taylor Griffin has had a lot of success as a politico in DC. He’s very well-connected in GOPe circles there. Groups spearheaded by Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol helped him raise all kinds of money last time around, and are likely to do so again this time. It appears that Team Griffin is running with the same misleading spin that served them so well last time:
[…] “In the 20 years Walter Jones has been in Congress, his voting record too often strays from conservative principles. He votes with liberal California Democrat Nancy Pelosi more than any other North Carolina Republican. He refused to support the Republican nominee for President in each of the last three elections and just this year he voted against a defense funding bill critical for eastern North Carolina’s military. Walter Jones is a good man, he’s just not a good conservative.” […]
These days, voting with the Republican leadership is not always synonymous with voting conservatively. We’ve got GOP leaders in DC pushing for more spending and debt, refusing to fight ObamaCare, rolling over to play dead on amnesty, and granting Barry Obama all kinds of fun, new powers on trade that we can’t be told about.
Walter Jones is consistently ranked as either tied as the most conservativeor ranked as the second most conservative member of the North Carolina congressional delegation. Jones is consistently ranked as more conservative than Reps. Patrick McHenry and Virginia Foxx, two North Carolinians who are part of John Boehner’s leadership team and regularly vote with House GOP leadership.
It sounds like that dead horse will be beaten some more — even though the facts in no way or shape support it.
Philip Law is also in the race. Though, he is not going after Jones personally like Griffin is.
This morning we learned that the DC Establishment is once again coming after me and sending down the same Washington insider as last time - DC lobbyist Taylor Griffin.
Get ready to see hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on television and mail ads from the same out of state ad hoc special interest lobbyists and insiders. Last time, a whopping 96% of Taylor Griffin’s money came from outside Eastern NC. They told bold-faced lies last time, and they will do it again, because I refuse to sell out to special interests!
Having recently been named The Most Conservative Member of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation, I remain as committed as ever to the conservative values of Eastern North Carolina, and not the backroom deals of Washington. Apparently the Washington Elite still believe Eastern North Carolina can be bought, but I don't mind proving to them once again that we are not for sale!
With your help, I can continue to fight to protect the unborn, uphold our 2nd Amendment right, repeal Obamacare, and stand up for our veterans.
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|NC||11||REP. MARK MEADOWS||R||87%|
|NC||13||REP. GEORGE HOLDING||R||86%|
|NC||8||REP. RICHARD HUDSON||R||82%|
|NC||7||REP. DAVID ROUZER||R||82%|
|NC||6||REP. MARK WALKER||R||82%|
|NC||5||REP. VIRGINIA FOXX||R||73%|
|NC||9||REP. ROBERT PITTENGER||R||72%|
|NC||10||REP. PATRICK MCHENRY||R||69%|
|NC||SEN. THOM TILLIS||R||67%|
|NC||2||REP. RENEE ELLMERS||R||59%|
|NC||SEN. RICHARD BURR||R||50%|
|NC||1||REP. G. K. BUTTERFIELD||D||18%|
|NC||12||REP. ALMA ADAMS||D||15%|
|NC||4||REP. DAVID PRICE||D||9%