This evening I attended an event in Kingsport, my first after briefly leaving the “Standing up for Tennessee” bus tour to vote against President Obama’s immigration proposal. That was an important vote because the president failed to offer a serious plan, but I was glad to be able to return to Sullivan County for tonight’s event.
This is Richard Venable country, and Ron Ramsey country. It’s the kind of place that when you say we need to replace Obamacare and repair the damage it has done to our economy and our country, people say “Amen!”
One of the things I talked about was the importance of stopping President Obama from exceeding the executive authority laid out in the U.S. Constitution. President Obama has unilaterally changed his health care law on a regular basis, made recess appointments when the Senate isn’t in recess and appointed more czars than the Romanovs had in Russia. Now he’s threatening to change immigration laws without regard to constitutional limits on executive authority, and I’m fighting to stop him.
The Founders didn’t want a king, and the American people don’t want a president who acts like one.
Congressman Jenkins, State Rep. Mike Harrison, and GOP Chair Cecile Mae Testerman joined Will at our #StandingUpForTN bus tour stop in Rogersville this afternoon.
Today in Dandridge, I had the honor to attend the retirement party of Billy Mitchell, a maintenance worker at the county courthouse for thirty-nine years. To show his gratitude, my dad had a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol and it was my honor to present it to Billy in person.
The retirement party was overflowing with courthouse employees past and present. Talking to folks in the standing room only crowd, Billy was described as an honest, hard-working public servant who everyone at the courthouse respected. That reminded me of my dad, and I enjoyed seeing Billy’s example inspiring others – he’s not looking for attention and he gets the job done.
Not to mention, as one woman at the party exclaimed from the audience, “And he’s a good Republican, too!”