ELLIJAY, Ga. – State House Representative Matt Gurtler spoke with FYN CEO Brian Pritchard in a live FYNTV interview, Feb.13, on the state budget cuts, related HB 4, and his announcement to run for the 9th Congressional District seat vacated by U.S. Senate-seeking Representative Doug Collins.
Gurtler, who is running on a platform of limited government, free markets, and individual liberty, said that the decision to run for U.S. Congress did not come lightly, and reached through deliberation and prayer. “We looked at the State Senate seat, we looked at the Congressional seat and had an opportunity to go up to Washington D.C. to meet with the conservative leaders in the House and also the Senate, and theses individuals and individuals reaching out to me across the District really encouraged me to run,” Gurtler said. “They’ve been watching me, and that I’ve been standing up to the powers that be, and the insiders in Atlanta and the special interests and the bloated budgets, and so it was sort of flattering that they noticed me there. And so we came back, and me and my family prayed, and we made the decision for Congress. We feel that we have a lot of support around the District. We’re going to work our tail off. We’re going to put tens of thousands of miles on the car again and wear the soles out on our feet and just bring the message of limited government to a wider audience, and a national audience if we are elected, so that we can really educate people.”
Gurtler said that members of the House and Senate voiced a need for “revolutionaries” to educate people on a national level, specifically against socialism. The State House Representative, who was in Washington D.C. during the telephone interview, divulged that he met with the Young Americans for Liberty, Freedom Caucus, and Club for Growth – an organization that is spending millions to fight Congressman Doug Collins in the U.S. Senate race.
Gurtler added that he received an endorsement from Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
The 8th District representative later shared his support for the Second Amendment in a social media post. “Our founders understood the right of self-defense is a natural and God-given right,” Gurtler wrote. “Red Flag laws and gun confiscation legislation like we see in Virginia, are dangerous to the principles of a free society and go against our constitutional rights. I will stand up for our 2nd Amendment rights in Washington DC just as I have done from day one at the State Capitol these past 4 years.”
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After the American Health Care Act failed in The House, President Donald Trump took to twitter to go after the Freedom Caucus. The major media outlets may be making more out of the friction between the Freedom Caucus and President Trump than actually exists. Senator Rand Paul which originally called the American Healthcare Act Obama Care lite, played a round of golf with President Trump Sunday. Afterwards, Paul tweeted out “I had a great time today with @realDonaldTrump and believe we are getting closer to an agreement on health care!” Director of The Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, a former Freedom Caucus member joined The President and Paul on their golfing outing. So, questions surround whether Paul has a message to take back to the Freedom Caucus and if President Trump will still be able to work out a health care bill without the help of Democrats.
Every Friday the All-Star Panel discusses the political issues of the week. Issues we covered this week:
- General Michael Flynn asks for immunity before he testifies to Congress.
- Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, may sign a bill that will allow the sherif’s in Sanctuary Cities that do not comply with Federal Law to be arrested.
- Two Democrats plan to support Neil Gorsuch’s approval to The Supreme Court.
- We also asked the question why so much focus on Trump and Russia instead of John Podesta and Russia.
You don’t want to miss #BKP’s final statement about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell!
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The failed American Health Care Act just changed the entire GA 6th Congressional District race. Karen Handel releases a very good campaign video going after John Ossoff but can Republicans promise to stop Nancy Pelosi’s agenda? And that they are the party that can deliver? Although Handel’s campaign video may have the right message, it may be the wrong time. #BKP explains how the failed bill may be a gift to Ossoff and leaves Republican candidates scrambling to decide which side of the Republican party they are on. Three strikes and the Republican party could lose the House.
Who is Responsible for Obama Care Now – Republicans or Democrats? How will the failed Health Care Bill affect the elections in 2018? How will the failed Health Care Bill Act will affect the GA 6th Congressional District election? When Obama Care collapses who will the voters hold responsible #BKP thinks that the Republicans now own Obama care, lock stock, and barrel, and 2018 voters will hold Republicans responsible for the collapse. Republicans broke the biggest promise that they made to the American people. They can no longer go back to the well and say they are the party that can deliver.
#BKP’s interview with Atlanta TEA Party Patriots President, Debbie Dooley. After the Freedom Caucus blocked the American Health Care Act from passing, we question where that leaves the TEA Party. The chairman #MarkMeadows, #JodyHice, and #JimJordan are among 30 members that the TEA Party endorsed and supported during their campaign for office. After the bill was pulled from the floor; Freedom Caucus representative #TedPoe resigned saying “No is easy, leading is hard but that is what we’re elected to do.” Now the TEA Party has a decision to make, support Freedom Caucus members or the President of the United States. What will the TEA Party do when a member of Congress which they supported has someone running against them in the primary?
GA 9th District Congressman, Doug Collins, was the floor leader Friday for the American Health Care Act Debate. We asked Congressman Collins if the Health Care Bill was dead? Could they overcome Republican gridlock in the House to take on President Donald Trump’s Tax Reform Policy? You will be shocked to hear the Congressman’s answer! Collins goes on to talk about how this bill would have defunded planned parenthood. You will hear the Congressman’s frustration that that did not happen.