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Thanks To You RINO Paul Ryan Is Losing His Grip On The Speakership

Two days after the news broke that over 100 conservative leaders had signed an open letter to principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Jim Jordan urging him – some might say demanding – that he run for Speaker of the House, Matt Drudge blared the headline “PAUL RYAN LOSING SPEAKERSHIP GRIP.”

The headline linked to a POLITICO article detailing how top House Republicans are privately questioning Ryan losing gripwhether retiring Speaker Paul Ryan can make it through Election Day. Click this link to add your name to the distinguished list of conservative leaders urging Jim Jordan to run for Speaker of the House.

But the most important headline was one directly below the banner linking to an article from the Weekly Standard: “MICK MULVANEY: RYAN SHOULD STEP DOWN...

As Rush would say, “for those of you from Rio Linda” who need reminding who Mick Mulvaney is, he’s one of President Trump’s most trusted advisors, head of the Office of Management and Budget, AND, acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Mick Mulvaney is also a former Member of the House of Representatives and one of the few members who bridges the establishment Republican leadership and the principled limited government constitutional conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus.

The Weekly Standard’s senior writer John McCormack reports that on Sunday, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney strongly endorsed the idea that House speaker Paul Ryan should step down in order to trigger an election that would force House Democrats to vote for unpopular Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

Mulvaney’s comments came at a conference in Colorado sponsored by the Weekly Standard. Fox News host Bret Baier asked Mulvaney what he thought of the idea that Ryan should step down and allow his likely successor, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, to become speaker this year.

"I've talked with Kevin about this privately but not as much publicly,” Mulvaney replied. “Wouldn't it be great to force a Democrat running in a tight race to have to put up or shut up about voting for Nancy Pelosi eight weeks before an election? That's a really, really good vote for us to force if we can figure out how to do it."

McCormack says the push for a shortened leadership race began quietly in the days after Ryan announced he would retire. Some members, like close McCarthy ally Tom Graves, asserted that a lame-duck speaker would have diminished power within the GOP conference and on the campaign trail. “We would have more success if there’s no ambiguity as to what the leadership structure might look like,” Graves told Politico.

Of course, the Republican establishment would like to make the contest for Speaker out to be a race between Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy – two decidedly non-conservative Californians – but that is hardly the case.

As the letter from conservative leaders to Jim Jordan pointed out, “The present House Republican leadership has proven that it’s part of “the Swamp.” Consequently, a vote to promote any member of today’s House GOP leadership is a vote for the Swamp.  It’s time to Clean House.”

But more to the point about who should be the next Speaker, what about those House Republicans who are in tight races and will be forced to make the choice between the pro-amnesty, open borders Kevin McCarthy and the former Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, fight to build the Wall now, defund Planned Parenthood no questions asked Jim Jordan?

If Republican congressional candidates want conservative votes this November, there must be no ambiguity about what the Republican agenda is and will be.

Click this link to add your name to the distinguished list of conservative leaders urging Jim Jordan to run for Speaker of the House.

Conservatives want a Speaker – and a House Republican Conference – that will keep promises, and Jim Jordan is the only candidate for Speaker who can be trusted to deliver on his promises.

What’s more, Jim Jordan is the only candidate for Speaker who will ignite the conservative grassroots with the fire necessary to turnout the vote for the 2018 midterm election and keep the House in Republican hands.

That is why we urge you to join CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie and over 100 other conservative leaders who signed this open letter to Jim Jordan urging him to run for Speaker.

AN OPEN LETTER TO REP. JIM JORDAN

“CLEAN HOUSE”

May 19, 2018

Hon. Jim Jordan
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.  20515

Dear Congressman Jordan:

The present House Republican leadership has proven that it’s part of “the Swamp.” Consequently, a vote to promote any member of today’s House GOP leadership is a vote for the Swamp.  It’s time to Clean House.

There must be a real race for Speaker of the House. Now. No backroom deals. A real race, starting this spring, to make every incumbent and candidate commit on the record, as a campaign issue, whether they’ll vote to save the Swamp or drain it.

America needs you to declare yourself as a candidate for Speaker at once. We write to you on behalf of millions of Americans who want Congress to Drain the Swamp.

That’s borne out by an instructive new poll of likely voters – Republicans, Democrats and independents – conducted by John McLaughlin for the Ear to the Ground Listening Project.  It shows that the majority agrees that the current congressional leadership has failed to “eliminate the influence of the network of DC-centric professional bureaucrats, media, and insider elites.”  As many as 60% of those polled want to drain the Swamp.

Only 6% believe Republicans will keep their campaign promises, a key symptom of resistance to the Swamp. So, even if the current GOP leadership had an inspiring agenda, few believe they would work to implement it. 

And that’s entirely understandable since the Republican leaders in Congress have gone along with the rest of the Swamp in sabotaging President Trump’s efforts to staff his administration, shrink government, build a wall, etc.

The startling poll results found, moreover, that 80% of likely voters from across the political spectrum believe that “American traditions of freedom and individual rights are being threatened by social movements, public bullying, and increasing political violence.”

Those threats, bullying, and violence are perpetrated by the extreme Left. But they are enabled by the wishy-washy, double-dealing present House leadership that, by not draining the Swamp, keeps the extremists funded and empowered. As the Ear to the Ground Project’s Anne Sorock observed, “Americans are concerned that their individual rights are threatened with the rise of the often-violent mass movements – and yet they say their representation doesn’t share that concern, and is even contributing to the ‘Swamp’ that is boxing them out of being heard.”

Of those polled, a large number self-identified as Trump voters and 72% of them said it is “important to drain the Swamp.”  As you know, they have become a key part of the Republican Party’s base. If the House of Representatives continues to be led – or, more accurately, misled – by the existing GOP leadership going into the elections this fall, their sentiments predictably will cause such voters to stay home.

It is imperative for the sake of the country we love and our God-given freedoms that the American people be offered another choice.  They must have an alternative in the People’s House to the leadership and largely identical agendas of Republican and Democratic Swamp creatures.  It’s time to “clean House.”

You must take the lead. You have demonstrated over your years on Capitol Hill an unwavering commitment to our constitutional liberties and conservative principles of free market economics, budgetary discipline, traditional values and a strong national defense.  You have worked to drain the Swamp, not fill it further. And we all know what the current House Republican leadership really thinks of you and those who share your beliefs. You have established a record of responsible leadership of the kind our times demand.

We petition you to declare yourself a candidate for Speaker of the House immediately and to begin offering a platform that will inspire and engage millions of Americans. What is needed now -- not just in this fall’s congressional elections, but for years to come – is the reliable promise that the people’s interest will govern, not the Swamp and its bureaucratic-industrial complex.

To those who say there is no Speaker’s race at the moment, we say that it’s already underway – in back rooms, behind closed doors, and aimed at preserving the Swamp and making it bigger. The Speaker’s race must be public.  There will be no Republican Speaker in 2019 unless the GOP can appeal to those Americans in its own ranks, among independents and even many Democrats who voted for Donald Trump to drain the Swamp and for the current Republican-led House to help him do that.  They will not tolerate the promotion of those now in House leadership who have utterly failed in this regard. And neither will we.

The present House Republican leadership has failed. It is part of the problem. You are the solution. This is your moment.  We pray you will seize it, knowing that if you do, we will do everything we can to help you succeed.

Click this link to add your name to the distinguished list of conservative leaders urging Jim Jordan to run for Speaker of the House.

Sincerely, 

Ed Meese, Former Attorney General for President Ronald Reagan

L. Brent Bozell III, Media Research Center

Richard Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com

Ron Maxwell, Filmmaker

Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association

Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy

Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund

Eunie Smith, President, Eagle Forum

Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, Chief Counsel, First Liberty

Morton C. Blackwell, Chairman, The Weyrich Lunch

Hon. Ken Cuccinelli, President, Senate Conservatives Fund

Ken Cribb, Former Assistant for Domestic Affairs, President Ronald Reagan

Art Ally, Timothy Plan

Bonnie Ally, Timothy Plan

Paul Liberman, Executive Director, Alliance for Israel Advocacy

Jim Martin, Chairman, 60 Plus Association

Matthew Tyrmand, Principal, Matthew Tyrmand LLC

Adam Brandon, President, Freedom Works

Rebecca Hagelin, Secretary, Council for National Policy; Columnist, The Washington Times

Col Francis X. De Luca USMCR(Ret), President Emeritus, Civitas Institute

Ralph Benko, Founder, The Prosperity Caucus

Sandy Rios, Director of Governmental Affairs, American Family Association

Alejandro A. Chafuen, Chairman, Hispanic American Center for Economic Research

Christopher C. Hull, Ph.D, Executive Vice President, Center for Security Policy

Ginni Thomas, President, Liberty Consulting

William R Collier Jr, Chairman, American Values in Action

George K. Rasley Jr., Managing Editor, ConservativeHQ.com

Cleta Mitchell, Conservative Attorney, Washington, DC

Tim LeFever, Chairman, Capitol Resource Institute

Anne Schlafly Cori, Chairman, Eagle Forum

J Keet Lewis, Lewis Group Intl

Kelly Kullberg, President, America Conservancy

Jim Hansberger, Chairman, Legal Immigrants For America

Amapola Hansberger, President, Legal Immigrants for America

The Honorable Diana Denman

Colin A Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring

Robert K. Fischer, Meeting Coordinator, Conservatives of Faith

The Hon Mica Mosbacher, Mosbacher Interests LLC

Kay R. Daly, President, Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

Jack W. Daly, CEO, Reach Right LLC

Susan A. Carleson, Chairman/CEO, American Civil Rights Union

Donna Hearne, President, The Constitutional Coalition

Ralph T Hudgens, Insurance Commissioner, State of Georgia

Chad Connelly, President, Faith Wins

Ron Pearson, Executive Director, Conservative Victory Fund

Caroline Lewis, Owner, Percipio Communications

Tim Daughtry, PhD., Author

Rolfe Carawan

Lila Hinz

Nancy Schulze, American Prayer Initiative

Carrie Hawkins

David Kullberg, Friends of the Freedom Caucus

Clare M. Lopez, VP for Research & Analysis, Center for Security Policy

Tim Macy, Chairman, Gun Owners of America

J Michael Waller, Director, Georgetown Research

Jack Sarfatti, Theoretical Physicist

Jake Hoffman, President, Rally Forge

Stella Morabito, Author

Tricia Cunningham, Pa Political Field Representative

Philip B. Haney, Founding Member, DHS (CBP-Retired), Venatus Group, Inc

James Simpson, Freelance Investigative Journalist

David Bozell, President, ForAmerica

Bob Adams, President, Revive America PAC

Sue Trombino, Founder & President, Women Impacting the Nation

Martha Boneta, President, VCS

Gary B. Denning

Rev Ralph A Rebandt, Oakland Hills Community Church/Michigan Association of Police Chiefs

Paavo Ensio, Universal Minerals Group

Jeremy Cerone, CEO, EliteSafe Inc.

Pamela Geller, President, AFDI, Editor-in-Chief, Geller Report

Rachel Alexander, Townhall Contributor, and Senior Editor with The Stream

Donald L. Woodsmall

David Mosier

John & Diane Stover, President, Ohio Value Voters, Inc.

William W. Pascoe, III, Managing Partner, Antietam Communications

Lee Beaman, CEO, Beaman Automotive Group

The Honorable Diana Denman, The Reagan Legacy Forum

Mark Fitzgibbons, President of Corporate Affairs, American Target Advertising

Arlene M Krings, Former Vice Chairman Jo.Co, KS GOP, former KS 3rd Dist Sec’y & Current GOP KS State

Willes K. Lee, President, National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, PhD, The Crouse Institute for Family and Culture

Roxanne Phillips, Executive Committee CNP

Suzanne Hudgens, Involvement in conservative groups., wife of Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens

Dr. Richard Rounsavelle, Trustee Media Research Center

Joe R. Calvert

Lawson Bader, Former President, CEI

Richard O. Rowland, Colonel, USA, Retired. Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Andresen Blom, President, Center for Civic Virtue

Marcia G. Taylor, McDonough, GA

Michael K. Taylor, McDonough, GA

Gary B. Krings

Stephen C. Nelson, Retired, Distribution Industry

Gunnery Sgt Jessie Jane Duff, USMC (ret), Senior Fellow, London Center Policy Research

Robert Spencer, Director, Jihad Watch

Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Benway, US Army Special Forces Retired, Co-Founder Special Operations Speaks & Vets in the Fight

Deborah Weiss, Esq, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy

Elaine Donnelly, President, Center for Military Readiness

Adm. James "Ace" Lyons (Ret.)

Felix Bronstein

Becky Gerritson, President, Wetumpka TEA Party

Jackie Siciliano, Councilwoman, Borough of Surf City, NJ

Click this link to add your name to the distinguished list of conservative leaders urging Jim Jordan to run for Speaker of the House.

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I'll start and end with the GOP freedom caucus? They need to follow President Trumps lead! Not to put an ultimatum on DACCA with out having the four pillars in place. Otherwise you might as well be a Democrat! You;ll not get my vote if you continue not to back POTUS! Yes Paul Ryan should have stepped aside, but don't be throwing a monkey wrench in POTUS's plans or you won't get a single vote from the Trump Base voter's!