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Viguerie + 100 Conservative Leaders Urge Jim Jordan To Run For Speaker Of The House

Over the past weekend a virtual Who’s Who of conservative movement leaders came together to urge Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-4), the former Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, to run for Speaker of the House.

You can join this effort by signing the letter urging Jim Jordan to run for Speaker through this link.

Meant to be a behind the scenes effort, the letter urging Jordan to declare for Speaker quickly went viral when Support Jim Jordanthe Axios news site got the scoop and obtained a letter — circulated by Ginni Thomas, longtime leader in the conservative movement and spouse of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — stating that current House Republican leadership "has utterly failed" and "proven that it’s part of the Swamp."

The draft letter stating that Jordan is the solution to the GOP’s dismal poll numbers was headlined by Richard Viguerie, Chairman of, Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman of the Tea Party Patriots, L. Brent Bozell III, former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, Ken Cucinnelli of the Senate Conservatives Fund, Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy and Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association were also among the more than 40 conservative leaders who signed on to the initial draft.

That number quickly grew to over 100 as leaders of the conservative movement heard about the push to get Jim Jordan to declare for Speaker as it circulated over the internet and at two meetings of conservatives held in DC over the weekend.

"Our supporters want to see Jim Jordan be the Speaker, and they’ve wanted that for several years," Jenny Beth Martin told Axios. "We’ve also called for Paul Ryan to step down as Speaker prior to him announcing he would not run for reelection."

Asked about the letter, Jordan told Axios: "The American people want results, and I’m committed to bringing that change. It’s as simple as this — doing what we told the voters we would do.”

Ryan has already endorsed Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to succeed him, but McCarthy allies have told Axios they worry he won’t do well in a protracted period of uncertainty, which would allow his opponents plenty of time to criticize him.




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.


(Titles For Identification Purposes Only)


Ed Meese, Former Attorney General for President Ronald Reagan

L. Brent Bozell III, Media Research Center

Richard Viguerie, Chairman,

Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund

Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks

Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association

Eunie Smith, President, Eagle Forum

Anne Schlafly Cori, Chairman, Eagle Forum

Hon. Ken Cuccinelli, President, Senate Conservatives Fund

David Bozell, President, ForAmerica

Cleta Mitchell, Conservative Attorney, Washington, DC

Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy

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

Morton C. Blackwell, Chairman, The Weyrich Lunch

Ralph Benko, Founder, The Prosperity Caucus

William R Collier Jr, Chairman, American Values in Action

Tim LeFever, Chairman, Capitol Resource Institute

Colin A Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring

Tim Macy, Chairman, Gun Owners of America

Adm. James "Ace" Lyons (Ret.)

Art & Bonnie Ally, Timothy Plan

Paul Liberman, Executive Director, Alliance for Israel Advocacy

Jim Martin, Chairman, 60 Plus Association

Matthew Tyrmand, Principal, Matthew Tyrmand LLC

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

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

Sandy Rios, Director of Governmental Affairs, American Family Association

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

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

Robert K. Fischer, Meeting Coordinator, Conservatives of Faith

The Hon. Mica Mosbacher, Mosbacher Interests LLC

Donna Hearne, President, The Constitutional Coalition

Ron Pearson, Executive Director, Conservative Victory Fund

Nancy Schulze, American Prayer Initiative

David Kullberg, Friends of the Freedom Caucus

Bob Adams, President, Revive America PAC

Sue Trombino, Founder & President, Women Impacting the Nation

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

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

Roxanne Phillips, Executive Committee Council for National Policy

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

Lawson Bader, Former President, CEI

Andresen Blom, President, Center for Civic Virtue

Ginni Thomas, President, Liberty Consulting

George K. Rasley Jr., Managing Editor,

David Kubal, President/CEO Intercessors for America

Robert Spencer, Director, Jihad Watch

LTC 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

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

Benjamin Bull, Executive Director of Advocacy, Washington D.C.

Jack W. Daly, CEO, Reach Right LLC

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

Ralph T Hudgens, Insurance Commissioner, State of Georgia

Suzanne Hudgens, Conservative Activist 

Chad Connelly, President, Faith Wins

Caroline Lewis, Owner, Percipio Communications

Tim Daughtry, PhD., Author

Rolfe Carawan, Carawan Global

Lila Hinz

Carrie Hawkins, former President California Mortgage Bankers Association

Samuel B. Casey, Managing Director, Liberty T

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

J. Michael Waller, Director, Georgetown Research

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

Jack Sarfatti, Theoretical Physicist

Jake Hoffman, Councilman

Stella Morabito, Author

Tricia Cunningham, Pennsylvania Political Field Representative

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

James Simpson, Freelance Investigative Journalist

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.

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

Randall S. Page, Chief of Staff, Bob Jones University

James C. Czirr, Consultant, Spokane, WA

Valerie Foster Hoffman, Pasadena, California

Brenda Baller, Denver, Colorado

Peggy and James Dau, Christian Activists

William L. Creedon, CAPT, USN (Ret), La Canada, California

Dr. Mark Christian, President Global Faith Institute

Maria Strollo Zack, Nations In Action

Donald L. Woodsmall, Charlottesville, Virginia 

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, Kansas Activist

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

Dr. Richard Rounsavelle, Trustee Media Research Center

Joe R. Calvert, Council for National Policy

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

Michael K. & Marcia G. 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

Felix Bronstein, New York

Becky Gerritson, President, Wetumpka TEA Party

Jackie Siciliano, Councilwoman, Borough of Surf City, NJ

Stephanie Coleman, Executive Director, Liberty Action Network

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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Speaker of the House and he 2018 elections

Agreed, Jim Jordan seems to be a good choice for a new Speaker of the House.
They should force paul ryan out NOW!
The sooner the replace ryan as speaker the sooner they can begin to get more things done that would give the voters a reason to keep the Republicans in the majority.
They need to push President Trumps agenda and campaign on those issues. They need to make sure the voters know that if they support the issues that President Trump has done so far they need to vote in more people who will vote with the President and not against the President.
We have seen this play too many times before get elected to the majority, do some good things the first year lay back the 2nd year hoping that they can lay low, hope they will keep the majority in the next election only to lose control of the house and say well that is just the way is goes. That is what they call a self fulfilling prophesy.
paul ryan and mitch mcconnell should both be replaced and voted out of office they are two of the biggest swamp dwellers there are.