Conservatives Call for New House Leadership

January 4, 2023
Washington, DC

Conservative organizations and the millions of grassroots conservatives we represent are united in our support of the 20 courageous members of Congress seeking to change the status quo in Washington.

Over the past decade, the House has grown increasingly autocratic. Rank and file members are routinely denied a chance to participate in the legislative process, committees are ignored, deals and loopholes for interests abound, and there is virtually no amendment process for any bills, large or small. The outcome reflects the process: bills that cater to a handful of members in leadership and K street lobbyists, but ignore the priorities of the voters.

Months ago, these members made clear that this established way of doing things was no longer acceptable. They made public a series of proposed reforms designed to democratize the House – to engage the broader membership in legislating, and bring accountability back to the People’s House.

Rather than engage them in a good faith negotiation, Rep. Kevin McCarthy has instead maligned both the requests and the messengers. He has publicly and through proxies leveled attacks against members of his own party, including threatening to deny committee assignments for those who continue to oppose him. Moreover, he has failed to answer for, or commit to halting, his coordinated efforts in the 2022 elections to promote moderate Republican candidates over conservatives.

Because of this, he has thus far failed to garner the 218 votes necessary to lead the House GOP conference in three separate rounds of voting. The job of the Speaker is to garner consensus among disparate factions of the party, and unite them.

These members represent the millions of voters across the country who are disgusted with the business-as-usual, self-interested governance in Washington. We stand behind them and beside them in their courageous efforts to find a Speaker of the House who will represent the interests of conservatives. We encourage more conservative members to join their ranks.

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
L. Brent Bozell III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
David N. Bossie
Citizens United
Lori Roman
ACRU Action Fund
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
President and CEO
First Liberty Institute
Andrew Roth
State Freedom Caucus Network
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute
Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Senior Legal Fellow
Conservative Partnership Institute
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
Tom Jones
American Accountability Foundation
The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
Thomas E. McClusky
Greenlight Strategies, LLC
The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
The Leadership Institute
The Honorable Russ Vought
Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)
Noah Wall
Executive Vice President
William L. Walton
The Bill Walton Show
Resolute Protector Foundation
Myron Ebell
David Bozell
Ginni Thomas
Liberty Consulting
Terry Schilling
American Principles Project
Alfred S. Regnery
Republic Book Publishers
Chad Connelly
Founder and President
Faith Wins
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
Executive Chairman
Center for Security Policy
The Honorable David McIntosh
Club for Growth
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
Scott T. Parkinson
Vice President for Government Affairs
Club for Growth
Wesley Denton
Chief Operating Officer
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
Seton Motley
Less Government
Khadine Ritter
Eagle Forum of Ohio
Kristen A. Ullman
Eagle Forum
Dr. Virginia Armstrong
Nat’l. Chrm., Law & Worldview Program
Eagle Forum
Karen England
Capitol Resource Institute
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
American Values
The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.
Managing Editor
Mike Davis
Founder and President
Article III Project (A3P) and Internet Accountability Project (IAP)
Allen J. Hebert
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston
Ralph Rebandt
Former 2022 Gubernatorial candidate
Ralph Rebandt for Michigan Governor
The Honorable Louis F. Terhar
Ohio State Senator (Ret.)
CNP, Board of Governors
C. Preston Noell III
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
Melvin Adams
Noah Webster Educational Foundation
Carol Rebandt
Chief of Staff
2022 Campaign to elect Ralph Rebandt for Michigan Governor
Floyd Brown
The Western Journal
Debbie Georgatos
Host, America Can We Talk?
CWT Publications, LLC
Rob Gluskin
Managing Partner
Gluskin Investment Partners
Richard Rounsavelle
The Honorable Mike Hill
Former Member
Florida State House
Robert K. Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith
Dr. John C. Eastman
Constitutional Counsel Group
Debbie Wuthnow
The Honorable George Dunlop
Senior Policy Advisor Trump Transition 2017
Trump Transition 2017
Sheryl Kaufman
Board Member
Americans for Limited Government
Ron Armstrong
Stand Up Michigan Inc.
Ned Jones
Deputy Director
Election Integrity Network
The Honorable Steve King
Member, U.S. Congress (Ret.)
The Honorable Jake Hoffman
President & CEO
1TEN | A Creative Agency
The Honorable Laurin Hendrix
Representative Elect
AZ Legislature
The Honorable Anthony Kern
Arizona State Senate
Brigitte Gabriel
CEO, ACT For America
ACT For America
The Honorable Jacqueline Parker
AZ State House of Representatives
Jessie Jane Duff
Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps (ret)
2020 Campaign Co-Chair Veterans for Trump
Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
Founders and CEO
Corstet LLC
E.C. Sykes
General Partner
Aslan Ventures
The Honorable Joseph Chaplik
Arizona State Representative
Arizona House of Representatives
Eunie Smith
President Emeritus
Eagle Forum
Amy Kremer
Women for America First
John Stemberger
Florida Family Action
Tim Macy
Gun Owners of America
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)
Jim Hoft
Founder Editor
The Gateway Pundit

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