FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 25, 2015
RESIGNATION OF SPEAKER BOEHNER
WELCOMED BY OHIO TEA PARTY LEADER
Akron, OH - Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, commented on the resignation plans of John Boehner, Speaker of the US House. Zawistowski said "Our problems with Speaker Boehner could not have been more clearly stated than when Speaker Boehner said in his comments today that "The number 1 responsibility of the next Speaker is to protect the institution." Speaker Boehner the next Speaker's number 1 responsibility will be to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and to put the well being of every individual citizen of the United States first and foremost in every action taken by the US House of Representatives. What is wrong with Washington, and what was wrong with Speaker Boehner, is that they have long forgotten that they are there to serve the people and all they do is serve themselves and their monied special interests."
Zawistowski continued "We look forward to having a Speaker who will do the things that the Republican base have sent an over whelming majority of Representative to Washington to do. Defund Planned Parenthood, stop the borrowing, stop the increased spending, stop the unwelcome and unnecessary intrusions of federal agencies into our personal lives and into our businesses. We intend to work hard to elect a new Speaker who will defend Republican values not apologize for them and do the things that will allow the private sector to finally create the jobs we need to get the middle class growing again. They don't need Presidential approval, they have the power of the purse and we look forward to having a Speaker who knows how to us it!"
Zawistowski concluded, "Speaking for the We the People Convention and the Portage County TEA Party, and I think accurately reflecting the feelings of the vast majority of TEA Party leaders and members in Ohio, we are glad to see that Speaker Boehner has announce that he will step down as Speaker and will not run for re-election in his House seat. Despite our earliest attempts to find common ground with the Speaker, that simply never happened, and quite frankly our relationship became more confrontational as the years went by. We welcome his departure and sincerely hope that in doing so he makes it possible for the Republican establishment to wake up and get the message. They work for us, we don't work for them."