Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell)
Speaking to the crowd, U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) noted that 87 new Republicans had joined the House, changing the entire dynamic of Washington.
Yet Price warned that President Obama would use "every demagogic tool in his box" to turn the public against Republicans.
"And the way that that happens is as we approach this debt ceiling challenge that we've got right now Congress can say, 'no,' and then the president decides who gets paid," Price said. "And if the president says 'OK, that's all right with me, but the troops won't get paid, the senior citizens won't get their Social Security check and the docs taking care of Medicare patients won't get paid,' that's what we're looking at. The only way for us to prevail is for you to stand strong, recruit your friends, your neighbors, everybody else to the cause."
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens), who delivered the invocation, warned about the future of the U.S.
"We're standing on the precipice, staring down in the deep chasm of socialism and total government control," Broun said.
Broun called on the audience to reflect on the principles provided by the Founding Fathers