Not so fast, Paul Ryan

The Washington elites, who have missed every major call of this political season, are now informing us that the speaker’s race is just “inside baseball.” They could not be more wrong.

They should try answering my office phones for one day. My constituents and the American people are paying attention, and demanding their rightful place in our nation’s governance.

On Wednesday, the House Freedom Caucus, of which I’m a member, had a productive meeting with Congressman Paul Ryan. Ryan made his case for why he should be the next speaker of the House. Caucus members made their case for rules changes that would enable members to better serve the will of their constituents. He gave the members critical assurances on a number of significant issues.

But my constituents were not in the room, and so aren’t aware of the assurances that were made that night. As their representative, I want to make sure they are getting the facts. It’s my job to bring them into the room.