Becky Gerritson, a Tea Party movement leader from Alabama who is running against her GOP congresswoman Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) in a primary, is drawing a line in the sand when it comes to the Speakership vote: Absolutely, no way no how, should Roby vote for the pro-amnesty, pro-Obamatrade House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Speaker of the House should he run.
Gerritson, who led the Wetumpka Tea Party—which was targeted by President Obama’s IRS—and has a national profile, made the declaration on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Patriot.
“I think that’s a great idea,” Gerritson said when asked why there can’t be a fair and open election with multiple candidates for Speaker, rather than having the donor class in Washington and on Wall Street forced Ryan down America’s throats. “I think the reason [they are pushing Ryan so hard] is because Washington is completely out of touch with the American people. When you have 13 percent of the people supporting the Speaker and yet you want to replace him with someone just like him, it means they don’t have a clue what the American people really want. It’s time for them to wake up.”