Jenny Beth Martin Thanks House Conservatives for Historic Leadership Change

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Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today as John Boehner stepped down from his position as Speaker of the House:

“Tea Party Patriots and our network of grassroots activists across the country would like to sincerely thank House conservatives for standing up to enormous pressure from the Washington establishment and forcing this historic change in House leadership. Without their absolute commitment to principle and willingness to stick to their guns despite heavy public criticism, we would still be dealing with John Boehner as Speaker of the House.

“We’d also like to thank Rep. Daniel Webster for putting himself forward as an alternative to Boehner’s hand-picked successor Kevin McCarthy and for putting the issue of decentralizing power in the House at the center of the agenda for the Speaker’s race. While we have serious concerns with Paul Ryan’s past support for amnesty, bailouts and increased spending, we are thankful that House conservatives are continuing to push for meaningful reforms in the way the House is run. We hope as Speaker, Paul Ryan will work with them to ensure those reforms return power where it belongs: with the people and their elected representatives.”

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