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List Of House Republicans In Search Of A Primary Opponent

The Roll Call for yesterday’s vote on H.R. 244, Democratic Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s Omnibus spending bill, provides conservatives with a useful list of house Republicans who deserve a conservative primary challenger in the 2018 congressional primary.

Now let’s be fair, few Republican politicians will hit 100% in any honest conservative score card of their votes, and we have generally tried to keep an open mind when one of our friends or a Member of Congress who is Tea Partyusually a reliable conservative vote falls off the wagon and casts a bad vote.

But this vote was such an egregious abandonment of Republican campaign promises and conservative policy and values that it will take many hours on their knees for Republicans who voted for it to absolve themselves of this sin.

Of course, many of the 132 House Republicans who voted for it are perennial sellouts: Representatives Martha “Show Vote” Robey (AL-2), John Culberson (TX-7), Charles Dent (PA-15), Lynn Jenkins (KS-2), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) and Patrick McHenry (NC-10) come immediately to mind in this group.

And Speaker Ryan can always count on more than 50 votes from those serving on so-called A Committees and Committee Chairman and subcommittee Chairman whose jobs he can threaten, so this sweeps in some votes from otherwise conservative Members such as Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), Jeb Hensarling (TX-5), Mac Thornberry (TX-13) and Trey Gowdy (SC-4).

Then there are a few junior Members who may have simply been intimidated into voting with the Democrats, and this would cover some others who would probably claim to be staunch conservatives, such as Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Brian Mast (FL-18).

But as we said last week, this time we want a “no excuse” vote on the budget, and what we got from the 132 Republicans who voted for Democratic Speaker Paul Ryan’s Omnibus was worse than an excuse – it was treason.

  • * The bill gives no new money for construction of the border wall and actually prohibits President Trump from reprogramming funds to build the border wall.
  • * Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ promise to enforce federal drug laws, the bill includes a policy that prohibits the U.S. Justice Department from using federal funds to interfere with state medical marijuana laws.
  • * The bill also continues to fund Planned Parenthood's industrial scale baby killing machine through September.

In 2015, the late First Lady of the Conservative Movement Phyllis Schlafly termed the Boehner – Ryan congress the “white flag Congress” and suggested that as a social media hashtag #WhiteFlagCongress.

Said Mrs. Schlafly back in 2015:

At this pivotal moment in U.S. history, when our leaders ought to be standing stronger and fighting harder than ever for us - they've chosen to wave a white flag in the face of government overreach and overspending. The only thing that gets their attention is a primary! Every one of them is guilty until proven innocent! Primary Them!

Mrs. Schlafly was right. The only thing that gets their attention is a primary, and every Member of Congress on this list should be a primary target who is considered guilty until proven innocent.

List of Republicans voting for the Democrats’ 2017 Omnibus spending bill:

Aderholt

Allen

Amodei

Bacon

Barletta

Barr

Bergman

Bishop (MI)

Bost

Brady (TX)

Brooks (IN)

Buchanan

Bucshon

Burgess

Byrne

Calvert

Carter (GA)

Carter (TX)

Coffman

Cole

Collins (GA)

Collins (NY)

Comer

Comstock

Conaway

Cook

Costello (PA)

Cramer

Crawford

Culberson

Curbelo (FL)

Davis, Rodney

Denham

Dent

Diaz-Balart

Donovan

Dunn

Faso

Fitzpatrick

Fleischmann

Flores

Frelinghuysen

Gowdy

Granger

Graves (GA)

Graves (MO)

Guthrie

Harper

Hartzler

Hensarling

Herrera Beutler

Higgins (LA)

Hill

Huizenga

Hurd

Issa

Jenkins (KS)

Jenkins (WV)

Johnson (OH)

Joyce (OH)

Katko

Kelly (PA)

King (NY)

Kinzinger

Knight

LaMalfa

Lance

LoBiondo

Lucas

Luetkemeyer

MacArthur

Marino

Mast

McCarthy

McCaul

McHenry

McKinley

McMorris Rodgers

McSally

Meehan

Mitchell

Moolenaar

Mooney (WV)

Murphy (PA)

Nunes

Palazzo

Paulsen

Reed

Reichert

Rice (SC)

Roby

Rogers (KY)

Rohrabacher

Rokita

Rooney, Thomas J.

Ros-Lehtinen

Ross

Royce (CA)

Rutherford

Ryan (WI)

Scalise

Scott, Austin

Sessions

Shimkus

Shuster

Simpson

Smith (NE)

Smith (NJ)

Smucker

Stefanik

Stivers

Tenney

Thompson (PA)

Thornberry

Turner

Upton

Valadao

Walberg

Walden

Walorski

Walters, Mimi

Womack

Woodall

Yoder

Young (AK)

Young (IA)

Zeldin

Tiberi

Trott

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