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Becky Gerritson: Exactly The Kind Of New Leader We Need In Congress

Becky Gerritson, President of the Wetumpka Tea Party, who became a conservative hero for her eloquent testimony against government abuse of citizens in the Lois Lerner IRS scandal, is now a candidate for the Becky GerritsonRepublican nomination for Congress in Alabama’s Second Congressional District.  Gerritson has issued a statement in the wake of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal from the race for Speaker that is a clarion call from new leadership in Congress that every conservative on Capitol Hill should heed.

We are witnessing a collapse in confidence in the Establishment ruling class as the base of the Republican Party demands better, more conservative government from our leadership.   

I am pleased that we will not have an unacceptable choice in Kevin McCarthy forced upon us.  My hope is that, in the days ahead, a true conservative will win out in the Speaker's race. However, that new Speaker will not have the support he or she needs to lead our Party forward- strong and unified- unless we bolster the ranks of true conservatives in Congress.  

The debacle of failed leadership in our Party that we have seen played out over the last six years must be laid at the feet of moderate, Establishment politicians. It is time to clean house, restore America’s greatness, and show contrast with Obama’s fundamental transformation.  This underscores why I am running for Congress in AL-2, and I look forward to taking the lead in working with new, conservative leadership to restore the promise of this great nation. 

Gerritson displayed an amazing courage a week ago when she announced for Congress by calling for a complete house cleaning on Capitol Hill calling Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader and John Boehner’s heir apparent, an “unacceptable choice promising more of the same.”  

Becky Gerritson is the polar opposite of the feckless go-along, get-along Republicans who currently inhabit Capitol Hill, such as her opponent, incumbent establishment Republican Martha Roby. 

In her announcement Mrs. Gerritson laid out a positive conservative vision for ending and rolling back the six-year-long assault on constitutional liberty perpetrated by Barack Obama, saying:

I believe we CAN elect a true conservative as Speaker, one who will fight for conservative principles, not mock them.  One who will oppose a socialist agenda NOT fund it. 

I believe we CAN defund a private organization that murders, chops up, and sells the body parts of the unborn. 

I believe that our nation CAN be great again.  If we tighten our belts and live within our means, just as the families of the Second Congressional District do, we can balance our budget and restore the promise of a financially stable nation to our kids and grandkids. 

I believe we CAN restore our place of leadership in the international community. 

I believe we CAN have a robust military, ready to take on any challenge that our enemies may throw at us.  Our government must once again fulfill its primary responsibility to protect our nation from the unprecedented threats we face. 

I believe we CAN secure our borders and revise our immigration policies to ensure the safety of our citizens, as well as embrace those who want to become part of our nation and share our values. 

All of these things are within our reach, but to grasp them, we must elect new leaders who share these beliefs. 

Unstintingly honest, go along-get-along is simply not part of Becky Gerritson’s make-up.  

Gerritson has focused on the failures of the Republican leaders to deliver on their promises to stand for government according to conservative principles and her commitment to make electing new conservative leadership in the House a central issue in her campaign. 

“…the three terms of Martha Roby have been a stunning disappointment for our district.  Her loyalty to failed politicians like John Boehner and her voting record that ranks among the most liberal Republicans in Washington are reasons we can’t make the mistake of sending her back,” Gerritson.* 

And Becky Gerritson is campaigning on what is, in our view, the most important challenge facing Republicans in the 2016 election cycle:

If elected, I commit to fight the status quo malaise that has poisoned our Party.  I pledge to fight with every part of my being to oppose the radical liberal agenda and stand strong for conservatism, to be faithful to principle, not to wishy-washy political leaders… I believe that sincere conviction and honest answers can beat the empty promises and packaged talking points of Washington elites. 

And her solution to this problem was as simple as it is correct: “I will only vote for a true conservative Speaker.  Our leadership must be the kind that can stand up to pressure and uphold the values of their constituents.  It is time that our movement has a spokesperson who believes conservatism is not a losing ideology.” 

Mrs. Gerritson’s identification of the “status quo malaise that has poisoned our Party” and the need for Republican leaders on Capitol Hill who believe “conservatism is not a losing ideology” as the top issues in the 2016 election shows just how perceptive an analyst she is of what ails the Republican Party these days.  

Gerritson’s commitment to be on the cutting edge of beating “the empty promises and packaged talking points of Washington elites” and her commitment to only vote for “a true conservative” for Speaker shows a boldness that is sorely needed in Congress, but such boldness will undoubtedly cause those same “Washington elites” to draw a large target on her back. 

With her bold and eloquent announcement and her statement demanding new conservative leadership on Capitol Hill Becky Gerritson has become the leading figure in the 2016 class of limited government constitutional conservative candidates for Congress.  

We urge you to read her announcement speech in its entirety and then ask yourself if this is the kind of bold conservative leadership that you would like for your congressional district – if it is we urge you to do two things; go to to support Becky Gerritson’s campaign and then look for a candidate like her to run in your Republican congressional primary.

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