Mississippi’s Chris McDaniel calls on lawmakers to oust Speaker John BoehnerPosted by J Craig on January 5, 2015
LAUREL, Miss. — Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel has a message to the Republicans on Capitol Hill; Oust Speaker John Boehner.
McDaniel is the conservative State Senator who ran against Sen. Thad Cochran for U.S. Senate in the Mississippi GOP primary. He earned more Republican votes in both the primary and runoff, but was unable to knock off the 36-year incumbent due to Cochran getting Democratic voters to come out for him in the GOP runoff.
“It is clear Republicans across America want someone other than John Boehner as speaker, and nowhere is that truer than here in Mississippi,” McDaniel said Monday in a statement provided to ANM News. “With the new year and a new Congress, our elected officials have been given the opportunity to choose new leadership. Our Mississippi Representatives should do the right thing and vote for someone other than John Boehner for Speaker of the U.S. House,” McDaniel said.
“Republicans may be in control of the legislative branch, but they lack principled leadership. Consequently, true conservatives have faced an increasingly hostile environment from the DC establishment. It takes more than empty rhetoric to lead. The GOP must become a party of principle again. And in so doing, we have to learn to fight for conservatism and our Constitution again.”
Breitbart News is reporting that McDaniel’s conservative ally in the state senate, Sen. Michael Watson is also calling to oust Boehner. Watson called on his congressman U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo to vote for a Republican alternative to Boehner for Speaker of the House on Tuesday.
Watson posted this on Facebook on Monday: “It seems clear the vast majority of conservative Republicans want someone other than Rep. Boehner for Speaker, and South Mississippi is no different. I encourage Rep. Palazzo to listen to the voices of South Mississippians and vote for a new speaker.”
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