The Tea Party vs. The House Speaker
John Boehner has a primary challenger. Tea Party activist David Lewis announced his candidacy for Ohio’s 8th congressional district Friday. He will challenge House Speaker John Boehner for his current seat.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer:
“I’m not delusional. I don’t know if I have a chance at beating the Speaker of the House,” Lewis said Friday. “But what I can do is show the Ohio voters that Boehner has a box full of empty rhetoric. He doesn’t really vote for his convictions. He’s an establishment Republican. He doesn’t believe in the tea party. He doesn’t really believe in the pro-life issues.”
Lewis says he’s running against Boehner with one particular issue in mind: abortion. His stance on Planned Parenthood? He calls the organization “the largest killer of unborn babies in America.” And yes, that is a photo of a fetus on his website’s homepage.
Good for him. The world needs more primary challengers, even ones for the most prominent politicians in the country.