Tea party group FreedomWorks on Friday took credit for the announcement that House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) plans to resign in October.
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— FreedomWorks (@FreedomWorks) September 25, 2015
FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon called Boehner’s impending resignation “an example of grassroots politics at it’s best and is a huge victory for the House Freedom Caucus” in a statement.
“At the beginning of the year, conservatives were mocked for trying to oust Boehner from the speakership,” Brandon said in the statement. “Now we see that punishing principled members didn’t work. This brings a new era of Members being responsive to their constituents and upholding their promises.”
The FreedomWorks CEO also credited the group’s activists with pressuring members of Congress to boot Boehner from the speakership.
“This is because of them, and whoever becomes the new speaker needs to keep this in mind,” Brandon said of the group’s activists. “Washington is run by the people, not politicians and special interests.”