Conservatives Push to Primary House Speaker Paul Ryan

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Washington, DC

Tea Party activists are planning to primary House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, following passage of his $1.1 trillion omnibus, according to recent reports.

Multiple news outlets are reporting that anger over the spending bill has spurred conservatives to mount a primary challenger against the Wisconsin Republican.

“There is a sympathetic ear to having someone beat him,” said the founder of the Green Bay Tea Party, James Murphy.

“These sellout Republicans have made a huge mistake voting for this on top of the huge surge in public anger at D.C. politicians that have betrayed their constituents,” William Gheen, president of the Americans For Legal Immigration political action committee, told The Washington Times.

A conservative website posted Monday that a conservative U.S. veteran is considering challenging Ryan, according to the “Primary Challenge Paul Ryan” Facebook page.



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