In a letter released late Wednesday, December 15, 2021, over 100 leaders of the conservative movement demanded that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy finally
recognize reality and act to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) from the House Republican Conference.
The letter was launched with the signature of revered conservative leader, Edwin Meese III, Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988) and with the support of The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell, former Secretary of State of Ohio and Chairman, Conservative Action Project (CAP) & Constitutional Congress, Inc.
The full text of the letter follows:
Dear Leader McCarthy,
The undersigned conservatives ask that the House Republican Conference act immediately to remove both Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) from the Republican conference due to their egregious actions as part of the House of Representative’s January 6th Select Committee.
As you are aware, this committee has no formal representation from Republicans. Both Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger serve at the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). As part of Pelosi’s team, Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger have deliberately sought to undermine the privacy and due process of their fellow Republicans, and those of private citizens, with improperly issued subpoenas and other investigatory tactics designed not to pursue any valid legislative end, but merely to exploit for the sake of political harassment and demagoguery.
The actions of Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger on behalf of House Democrats have given supposedly bipartisan justification to an overtly partisan political persecution that brings disrespect to our country’s rule of law, legal harassment to private citizens who have done nothing wrong, and which demeans the standing of the House.
As duly elected representatives, Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger are free to serve in the House, but they should no longer do so with the privileges granted to members of the House Republican Conference. They should no longer be given access to the benefits of a conference they actively seek to undermine.
We ask that the GOP conference meet immediately to vote on stripping Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger from their membership in the GOP conference. We further inform you that conservative leaders are launching a nationwide movement to add citizens voices to this effort.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s phone number is (202) 225-2915 and his Twitter handle is @kevinomccarthy contact Rep. McCarthy today to demand he hold a vote on removing Cheney and Kinzinger from the House Republican Conference.
January 6 Commission