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Viguerie to NewsMax: Grassroots “White-Hot” Over Lack Of Leadership In GOP

In an explosive interview with NewsMax TV’s J.D. Hayworth, CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie said "conservatives are white-hot with anger" — and that's why some conservative Republicans are seeking to thwart House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's chances at becoming Speaker of the House. 

Richard Viguerie"People are furious — and they want changes," Viguerie, told Hayworth during Wednesday’s "Newsmax Prime," "We don't want this business-as-usual mentality, as the Republicans have been practicing for so long." 

"Not at all is he a lock," Viguerie told Hayworth of McCarthy. "The Republican leaders in the House and the Senate have gone mute for years now. 

"People like the grassroots are white-hot with anger for the lack of leadership." 

Viguerie’s interview with Hayworth mirrored a column the conservative movement’s marketing genius and longtime strategist posted earlier this week “How The GOP Leadership Stokes Conservative Outrage,” in which he said, “The resignation of establishment Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is viewed as a victory for conservatives and a major defeat for Boehner’s cronies in the Washington political establishment. However, grassroots conservatives remain in a white hot fury with the GOP’s failed leadership, and merely rearranging the titles of Boehner’s allies isn’t going to mollify them.” 

In that column Viguerie said, Conservatives didn’t win the Panama Canal Treaty battle, but its leaders inside and outside of Congress became the leaders of the Reagan Revolution.  Lack of legislative success is a scarecrow to explain away the fact that today’s GOP leaders don’t fight, let alone win, because they don’t see values worth fighting for in the conservative agenda. 

Quite simply, they are not us

Viguerie cited seven quick examples of the Republican leadership failing to channel conservative outrage into action:

They’re not outraged about Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of dismembered babies 

They’re not outraged by the endless spending, deficit and debt – they enable it 

They’re not outraged about the invasion of our country by people from South and Central America 

They’re not outraged by the rape of boys by our Afghan “allies,” and the cashiering from the military of an honest American who was outraged 

They are not outraged by the Muslim extermination of Christians in the Middle East 

They are not outraged by the war on religion and believers of all faiths, but especially Christians, right here in America 

And where is the outrage on Capitol Hill over the abandonment of America’s global leadership, the many foreign policy failures of Obama and Hillary Clinton and the complete contempt for America shown by the leaders of Russia and China? 

As Mr. Viguerie said in his recent column “Capitol Hill GOP Must Clean House To Unify Party” the Bible and Lincoln tell us that a house divided cannot stand. During his tenure as Speaker John Boehner divided the Republican Party like it hasn’t been divided since Progressives bolted the GOP over 100 years ago, and the only thing that could possibly reunite Republicans is new leadership on Capitol Hill.  

The House Republican Conference meets today to nominate a candidate for Speaker, we urge you to call your Representative (the House Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to tell him or her that we conservatives are watching how they vote and that we demand they vote for a conservative, such as Daniel Webster, as Speaker.

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