By Adam Brandon, Fox News:
[Adam Brandon is president and CEO of FreedomWorks.]
Freedom Caucus co-founder announces campaign for Speaker of the House.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, officially entered the raceThursday to become the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Now we can sit back and watch political pundits argue in circles over whether he has a legitimate path to become speaker if Republicans retain majority control of the House after the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
The truth is, no Republican running in any race this year has a path to victory right now. The Republican Party has an enthusiasm problem, and current leadership is to blame.
Voters were promised a GOP majority that would advance small government, spending cuts and free enterprise. Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who is not seeking re-election, worked with President Trump to pass the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – but failed to follow up with corresponding spending cuts.
Instead, Republican leadership forced through approval of a $1.3 trillion spending spree that sent the federal government on a path to trillion-dollar deficits as early as 2020. And the GOP leadership did so without giving colleagues enough time to read the legislation before voting.
Grassroots America was furious, but did leadership care? Not really. They immediately pivoted to a Balanced Budget Amendment “show-vote” that was unlikely to pass but designed to appease GOP voters on the campaign trail. It was a slap in the face of every pro-liberty grassroots activist in the country.
With control of the House, Senate and White House, there is no excuse for GOP leadership to constantly take two steps forward, one step back when it comes to keeping campaign promises. Speaker Ryan started the job of draining the swamp. It’s time to let Rep. Jim Jordan finish it.
Jordan is running on a pro-liberty platform that tackles five big issues, including: welfare reform, spending cuts, ObamaCare repeal, reforming the FBI, and taking meaningful action on the border.
Jordan is well-liked….