(National Sentinel) Conservative Leadership: Since his 2012 election loss as GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has been a disappointment, to say the least.
Once a stalwart conservative on nearly every major policy issue, in recent years Ryan has become one of the Republican Party’s leading RINO’s — which was exacerbated in the Age of POTUS Donald Trump.
Ryan opposed serious efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, as Republicans (including him) had been vowing to do since it passed without any GOP support.
He opposed POTUS Trump’s border wall, and he’s been weak on other once-sought-after immigration and border enforcement objectives.
He’s bowed to the donor wing of the party on Visa reform.
And today he announced that he does not support impeachment proceedings against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has obstructed Republican efforts to hold the Justice Department and FBI to account over their abuses of the FISA court system and the disgusting way they let a very guilty Hillary Clinton skate away from Espionage Act charges over her mishandling of classified information.
But again, Ryan is out at the end of this year. And good riddance.
It’s time for new leadership. It’s time for real conservative leadership.
That’s why we support Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in his bid to replace Ryan as the No. 3 elected official in the country. He made his announcement today, as The Daily Caller reports:
House Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan formally announced his campaign for speaker of the House Thursday.
The Daily Caller News Foundation confirmed the announcement with two sources with direct knowledge of Jordan’s plans.
Jordan has received an onslaught of support from conservative groups and his colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus to run for speaker.
“Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives,” Jordan said in a statement Thursday.
“President Trump has taken bold action on behalf of the American people. Congress has not held up its end of the deal, but we can change that. It’s time to do what we said.”
Hear, hear, Rep. Jordan, and good luck.
First things first, however. Republicans must retain the House majority.