The Nine Principled Conservatives Who Voted Against RINO Ryan for Speaker

Pro-amnesty, bailout supporting RINO Paul Ryan, a favorite of the GOP establishment, was elected as the new Speaker of the House on Thursday, replacing the outgoing John “Bendover” Boehner, who shocked the world by suddenly announcing that he would resign from his seat in Congress after pressure from conservatives in the House.

Ryan received 236 votes for speaker, while California Communist Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the speaker prior to Boehner, received 184 votes from Democrats. Paul Ryan did not vote.

The nine congressman who stood on principle and voted against Paul Ryan voted for Daniel Webster (R-FL) and could act as a short-list of the most principled conservatives in the House.

  • Dave Brat (R-VA)
  • Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
  • Paul Gosar (R-AZ)
  • Thomas Massie (R-KY)
  • Bill Posey (R-FL)
  • Randy Weber (R-TX)
  • Ted Yoho (R-FL)
  • Curt Clawson (R-FL)
  • Walter Jones (R-NC)

“Before Congressman Ryan announced his consideration for the position, I made a promise to my constituents to only vote for a Speaker candidate who was willing to commit, on paper, to the ten Republican consensus principles I laid out,” Congressman Dave Brat, who crushed the then number two person in the House, Eric Cantor, said in a statement. “Unfortunately, I never received that confirmation from Congressman Ryan, preventing me from being able to support him.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert ran up to shake Ryan’s hand following his acceptance speech on Thursday, and according to the Washington Examiner, Gohmert told Ryan that it “was a great speech,” and that “he’d do everything he could to help him — when he is right.”

This group of brave patriots should be commended for standing on principle in voting against establishment squish Paul Ryan, who was endorsed by the likes of leftists Joe Biden and Harry Reid.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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