Following the vote to elect Paul Ryan to serve as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:
“What led to conservatives’ rejection of John Boehner was how he ran the House of Representatives. He ignored the legislative process, punished principled conservatives for taking stands against bills that would have put them at odds with the promises they made to their constituents, and governed by crisis.”
“Paul Ryan’s record has blemishes, the most recent of which was his vote in favor of the Obama-Boehner budget. But the race for Speaker wasn’t about personalities; it was about process. Ryan knows what he needs to do gain the trust of House conservatives to avoid Boehner’s fate.”
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