That didn’t take long.
The House of Representatives won’t vote until October 8th to decide who will replace John Boehner as Speaker, but that isn’t stopping a group led by former Georgia congressman and Senate candidate Paul Broun from launching a campaign opposing California Rep. Kevin McCarthy for the job.
Broun and a coalition of other organizations apparently led by the Constitutional Rights PAC launched the website FireMcCarthy.com on Wednesday. In a press release, Broun was quoted as saying,
Having worked with Kevin McCarthy in the House, I’ll admit he’s a friendly guy. But we need a dramatic change in House leadership – we can’t afford to replace Speaker Boehner with someone who will continue to carry out his failed legacy, one that has been stifling conservative progress for six years.
McCarthy and Boehner are cut from the same establishment cloth, and if the former replaces the latter, I’m pledging to help my fellow Americans mobilize to make sure he’s fired.
Simply stated, we must have fresh, new, truly conservative leadership so the American people can see that there is a difference between Republicans and Democrats.
The former Athens congressman has a new logo, which appears on the FireMcCarthy.com webpage. That logo, in turn, links back to the website of the Constitutional Rights PAC, which in turn still contains two pages soliciting contributions for Broun’s 2014 Senate campaign, in which he failed to make the runoff between Jack Kingston and David Perdue. The PAC’s mission statement says it “exists to advocate Constitutional governance and remind elected servants of the oaths they swore to uphold.”
There have been rumors that Broun will re-enter Georgia politics as a candidate in one of the 2016 races. Qualifying, we’ll remind you, is six months and one week away.