Schlafly: Tryouts for New Speaker Begin Today

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Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly is urging the next Speaker of the House to be a leader for Americans’ ideals, not just the Republican establishment.

“The next Republican Speaker of the House must be willing to fight for the principles of America; not simply be a caretaker for the establishment Republicans,” Schlafly said Friday. “Tryouts for the job begin today,” she declared.

Friday morning, House Speaker John Boehner announced he will be resigning as Speaker and from Congress at the end of October. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is the current frontrunner to replace the outgoing speaker.

Calling it a “tryout,” Schlafly argued Friday that McCarthy must be willing fight to defund Planned Parenthood in the ongoing funding fight.

“First up is Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who must lead the fight to defund Planned Parenthood in the coming weeks,” she said. “If McCarthy cannot deliver on this commonsense action, then he is unqualified for Speaker.”

“We wish him well in this tryout,” Schlafly concluded.


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