You will recall that while campaigning for congress, then-State Sen. Barry Loudermilk said he would note vote for John Boehner to be Speaker of the House. With his first vote as a congressman, Loudermilk broke that pledge by voting for Speaker Boehner.
You ask why; he answers with the following statement:
This past November, Congressional Republicans were given the opportunity to nominate a candidate for Speaker of the House, yet no one stood up to present a viable alternative. When Republicans chose our nominee, I was one of three who voted for new leadership. However, nearly two months later, we still were not presented with another serious candidate.
“Moving forward, I strongly encourage Speaker Boehner to listen more closely to the voices of the conservative electorate who sent members like me to Congress. Unlike any other time in America history, we are facing an unprecedented era of government overreach and power and must remain focused on the issues at hand: reducing our national debt, protecting our homeland security and preserving liberty for future generations.”
In case you were wondering, this now makes Loudermilk a RINO. He has company with 172 other Republicans in being labeled with a now-meaningless insult.
Speaking of meaningless, the second paragraph of his statement reads like a Republican “Mad Libs”. His PR team should come up with original, compelling messages if he wishes to affect change in D.C.