Hundreds of Tea Partiers Gather to Support Speaker Boehner in Ohio
Conservatives turn out to support Speaker Boehner.
Hundreds of tea party protesters came out yesterday to support Speaker John Boehner in Ohio. The local leader Andrew Pappas told the media the rally was to let Boehner know fiscal conservatives locally and across the region are backing him fully during the high stakes debt negotiations.
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It was a show of force in support of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in the showdown over America’s debt ceiling and taxes.
Nearly 200 members of area Tea Party chapters rallied Monday afternoon at the local office of the nation’s highest ranking Republican.
Many came to hand letters and messages backing Boehner for his positions in recent weeks for resisting raising the nation’s debt limit without spending cuts and opposing tax hikes. More so than any other Congressional leader, Boehner has been the high profile face of opposition in negotiations with President Barack Obama.
Andrew Pappas, president of the Anderson Township Tea Party chapter, said the rally was to let Boehner know fiscal conservatives locally and across the region are backing him fully during the high stakes negotiations.
“I think the pressure on speaker Boehner is tremendous and this show of support may be just what he needs,” said Pappas. “And I think it is very important that speaker Boehner not just hear from the tea party, but from all of his constituents who think Washington has a spending problem not an income problem.”