“It is time to drain the swamp of failed leaders like [House Speaker Paul] Ryan,” says Ed Martin, the late Phyllis Schlafly’s hand-chosen successor and president of her Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund.
Republican lawmakers are set to hold leadership elections this coming Tuesday, November 15.
The conservative Eagle Forum president is urging conservative lawmakers not to elect Ryan, whose open borders trade and immigration agenda stands in direct opposition to the vision of President-elect Donald J. Trump and the “mandate” given to him by the American people who propelled him to victory.
“Now is the time to move forward on the Trump agenda, not back to the failed Ryan policies,” Martin told Breitbart News. “On Tuesday, November 8, the American voters showed conclusively that Paul Ryan is not the leader for this moment in our history. The message is clear: Ryan’s judgment was rejected!”
Martin explained that “the voters’ clear message is that Ryan is wrong for the American people and the Republican Party in at least two ways: First, his policy agenda, which included amnesty for illegals, as well as open borders, free trade deals, and a plan to cut Americans’ hard-earned benefits, was soundly rejected. Second, his political judgment in failing to support Donald Trump was ill-advised.”
“Paul Ryan should yield to a new Republican leader whose policy positions and political judgment are in line with the Trump Republican Party,” Martin added. “There are plenty of Republican members ready to lead, including stalwarts, especially in the Freedom Caucus.