Ohio Conservatives Pen Letter to Trump

CLEVELAND, OH - Some conservatives in Ohio are sending President Trump a strong message. 

To say some conservative leaders are peeved at the President may be an understatement. 

"We're a little concerned that he's supposed to be draining the swamp , but maybe he's breathing in some of that swamp gas and getting a swamp fever", said Tom Zawistowski of the Portage County Tea Party. 

Zawistowski and other conservative leaders from around the state sent Trump a letter, basically saying; we support you, but work with the Freedom Caucus. The Freedom Caucus is a conservative group of members of Congress who didn't support the president's Obamacare replacement plan. 

On Thursday, the President tweeted. "The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team & fast. We must fight them & Dems in 2018." After that, the group of conservatives sent the letter. 

The full letter is below: 

Dear Mr. President,

We, the undersigned conservative leaders in the swing state of Ohio, voted for you and worked hard to bring others to the polls to elect you last November. We want to see you succeed in Making America Great Again! We appreciate much of what you have already done in the first few months of your administration.

However, we respectfully ask you to stand with our conservative heroes in the Freedom Caucus, along with other conservatives in the House and Senate. These patriots are working to keep the campaign promises that you--and they--made to us.

Please work with members of the Freedom Caucus, not against them, to ensure you are all successful in keeping your campaign promises and "draining the swamp." Mr. President, we are praying for your success as you work to rebuild our nation.


Ann BeckerButler County for Trump co-chair; Cincinnati Tea Party president; GOP State Central Committee member

Tom Zawistowski"We the People" Convention president; Portage County TEA Party

Janet Folger PorterFaith2Action president; Trump general election volunteer

State Rep. Candice Keller Butler County Trump volunteer; Ohio House Dist. 53State Rep. 

Nino VitaleOhio House Dist. 85 (Champaign, Shelby & Logan Co.)Kirsten HillOhio Liberty Coalition president

Mike LyonsOhio Liberty Coalition board member

State Rep. Paul ZeltwangerOhio House District 54 (Warren, Hamilton & Butler Co.)

John McAvoyToledo Tea Party president

State Rep. John BeckerOhio House District 65 (Clermont Co.)

Terri IannettaSummit County Tea Party president

Jim GreenNorth Central Ohio Conservatives, Inc. president

Mary Ellen BuechterMiami County Liberty vice-president

Jim & Jennifer HilesHocking Hill TEA Party Patriots co-founders

Jeff Malek Medina TEA Party Patriots president

Anne Kaczmarek Liberty Camp for Kids president

Barbara Burkard Miami Valley Citizens InformedLisa CooperRepublican State Central Committee, District 26

T.J. Honerlaw Warren Co. Republican Party Central Committee vice-chairman; Trump general election volunteer

Lori Viars Conservative Republican Leadership Committee board member; Trump Campaign general election volunteer; Warren Co. Right To Life vice-president

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