Amash supports Labrador for majority leader

Jun 13, 2014
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June 13, 2014                                                                                     
Will Adams
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Amash supports Labrador for majority leader

Conservative needed to lead House conference, expand Republicans’ reach

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced his support for Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) for majority leader of the House.

“The majority leader’s main job is to set the agenda for House Republicans. We must have a solid conservative set that agenda, or we’ll risk being out of step with our constituents,” said Amash. “Raúl Labrador is uniquely prepared to be a conservative voice on the Republican leadership team and to articulate and defend our principles in the media. I can think of no one more qualified to be our next leader.”

“Washington Republicans can bury what happened last Tuesday with piles of excuses. But if they view Tuesday as an anomaly, they do so at their own peril,” continued Amash. “Ordinary Americans are frustrated that their representatives aren’t listening to them. They desperately want Republican leadership they can identify with, that speaks to their beliefs, and that will forcefully make our case going into the next term.”

“We can’t respond to a stunning loss by giving a pat on the back and promotion to the same team. It’s time for someone new, someone conservative, someone who will put forward a fresh agenda, and someone we know is a proven and talented spokesman. That man is Raúl Labrador.”