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Over 100 Conservative Leaders: Cruz, Hawley, Brooks, and colleagues followed the Constitution

Yesterday, over 100 leaders of the conservative movement released the following letter

pointing out that Republicans who challenged the counting of tainted Electoral votes were availing themselves of a constitutional process that has been used by Democrats regularly, most recently in 2017 and that using the Constitution’s processes is neither an incitement to violence nor an act of insurrection. The text of the letter and list of signers follows:

January 14, 2020

Washington, DC

Conservatives condemn the violent actions that took place at the United States Capitol last week. Our self-government is founded upon the rule of law, and violence as a form of protest is never acceptable. Unlike most Democrats, we condemned the violent actions of rioters over the summer. We condemn the recent violence with equal vigor.

But one thing is also clear: the actions of 8 Senators and 139 House members, including Sen. Josh Hawley, Sen. Ted Cruz, and many others, who intended to or did debate the certification of certain states’ 2020 electors is not, and never will be, tantamount to violence. The right and ability to object to electoral certification is written into the Constitution and housed in the procedural rights of those who represent us.

It is why Democrats in the House, and in one case, the Senate, rose to object to elections in 2001, 2005, and as recently as 2017. Those Democrats – which include currently sitting Reps. Clyburn, Davis, Grijalva, Hastings, Jackson-Lee, Lee, Pallone, Schakowsky, Thompson, and Waters– were not assigned motives of treason, or sedition, or violent overthrow of the government, and for good reason. Our representatives using the constitutional and procedural rights afforded to them as elected officials is not, by definition, an incitement to violence.

Our self-government exists to deliberate, debate, and resolve issues of consequence to the country. Exiling or in any way punishing those who try to use the bodies as they were intended – as national forums where voters see their concerns raised and considered in a democratic fashion – will diminish what has made our republic strong. It sets a precedent that foreshadows a dangerous disintegration of the consensus that has held us together: a respect for dissent, a vigorous but respectful airing of views, and peaceable resolution by democratic means.

Moreover, we reject opportunistic attempts by some to use last week’s events as a pretext to dismiss legitimate concerns about election irregularities, and illegal and unconstitutional actions. The 2020 election was conducted in an unprecedented manner: largely by mail, and in a way that overwhelmed the capacities of many states. It is not at all unreasonable to review the manner in which votes were counted.

Indeed, if the goal is to restore faith in future elections, then a comprehensive review and analysis to determine what went wrong, what went right, and what is in need of reform should be a critical next step.

The violence committed at the Capitol was reprehensible and without defense. The overwhelming majority of protestors were peaceful, however, and did not participate in criminal activities. They are still Americans, their concerns still matter, and they cannot be wished away by legislators as inconvenient.

Our politics should be where we solve problems. It should not be a forum for violence, or for politically motivated purges. Moving forward from here will require more speech, not less; more deliberation, not demagoguery. Moves to punish or to exile will not build us up, they will only serve to marginalize, radicalize and destroy. We urge all our leaders – and all conservatives – to oppose them.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III

Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell


Constitutional Congress, Inc.

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

President and CEO, First Liberty Institute

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell


The Leadership Institute

Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

Herman Pirchner, Jr.

Founding President

American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC)

Jenny Beth Martin


Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Rachel Bovard

Senior Director of Policy

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

Mary Vought

Executive Director

Senate Conservatives Fund

The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel

U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)

U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)

Marjorie Dannenfelser


Susan B. Anthony List

The Honorable Tony Perkins


Family Research Council

Daniel Schneider

Executive Director

American Conservative Union (ACU)

Frank J. Gaffney

Executive Chairman

Center for Security Policy

William Shaker


Washington Marking Group

Eunie Smith

President Emeritus

Eagle Forum

Judson Phillips


Tea Party Nation

Kevin Freeman


NSIC Institute

Sal Russo

Co-Founder and Chief Strategist

Tea Party Express

Karen England

Executive Director

Capitol Resource Institute

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer


American Values

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

Gerard Kassar

State Chairman

NYS Conservative Party

Mat Staver


Liberty Counsel Action

J. Christian Adams


Public Interest Legal Foundation

Dr. Richard Rounsavelle


Media Research Center

Willes K. Lee

President, National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis


60 Plus Association

Donald L. Woodsmall

Managing Member

Arromid, LLC

Rick Scarborough


Recover America Now

Kay R. Daly


Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

G. Eric Georgatos

Executive Producer

America Can We Talk?

Dr. Alejandro Antonio Chafuen

Chairman and Acting President

Hispanic American Center for Economic Research

Rob Gluskin

Managing Partner

Gluskin Investment Partners

William W. Pascoe, III

Board Member

Tea Party Patriots Action

Art Ally


Timothy Partners, Ltd.

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

Joan Holt Lindsey


Lindsey Communications

Terry Schilling

Executive Director

American Principles Project

Lee Beaman


Beaman Ventures

Bill Johnson


American Decency Association

Leigh Bortins


Classical Conversations

Rick Manning


Americans for Limited Government

Lewis K. Uhler

Founder and President

National Tax Limitation Committee

Amapola Hansberger


Legal Immigrants for America

Rebecca Hagelin


United in Purpose

Paavo Ensio


Universal Minerals Group

Dr. Daphne Patai

Emeritus Professor

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Caren Cowan


New Mexico Stockman magazine

C. E. Cowan


Livestock Market Digest

Floyd Brown


Western Center for Journalism

Paul Gessing


Rio Grande Foundation

John Richardson


Protect Americans Now

James R. Tovar

Development Director

National Legal and Policy Center

Nancy Schulze

Founder, President

Republican Congressional Wives Speakers

The Honorable Mark Finchem

State Representative

Arizona Legislature

Simina Farcasiu

Founder and CEO

Lower48 Analytics

George C. Landrith


Frontiers of Freedom

Clare Lopez


Lopez Liberty LLC

Alfred S. Regnery

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

President, Republic Book Publishers

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project & President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

David Bozell



L. Brent Bozell, III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

The Honorable Colin A. Hanna


Let Freedom Ring, Inc.

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

William L. Walton


Council for National Policy

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

The Honorable Matt Schlapp


American Conservative Union (ACU)

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

The Honorable Matt Schlapp


American Conservative Union (ACU)

Myron Ebell

Leader, EPA Team

Trump Transition (2016-17)

Stephen Stockman

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Texas

Anne Schlafly Cori


Eagle Forum

Colleen Holcomb


Eagle Forum

Dr. Teryn B. Clarke


Newport Beach

Benjamin R. Case

Private Citizen

Troy J. Andrews


Paradigm Midstream, LLC

Richard Wright



Lori Roman

President, American Constitutional Rights Union Action

Marcia G. Taylor


Bennett Family of Companies

Richard G. Scurry

VP Business Development

14all, Inc.

Seton Motley


Less Government

Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor

Law Offices of Jack Park

Kielle C. Horton


The Lindsey Foundation

The Honorable Diana Denman

Presidential Appointee/President Ronald Reagan, The Reagan Legacy Forum

James L. Martin

Founder & Chairman

60 Plus Association

Michelle Easton

President, Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women

Mike Davis

Founder and President

Article III Project (A3P)

Khadine Ritter


Eagle Forum of Ohio

Reverend Frank Pavone

National Director

Priests for Life

Rob Chambers

Vice President

AFA Action

C. Preston Noell III


Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Chad Connelly


Faith Wins

Richard Norman

Founder and President

The Richard Norman Company

Robert Keith Fischer

Meeting Coordinator

Conservatives of Faith

The Honorable Peter J. Thomas


The Conservative Caucus

Bill Shaker


Washington Marketing Group

Barbara Ledeen

Ron Robinson


Young America’s Foundation

Dr. Christopher C. Hull

Senior Fellow

Americans for Intelligence Reform

Robyn Sachs


RMR & Associates

David Hirsch

Managing Director

RSI Realty

Andresen Blom


Hawaiian Values

Elaine Donnelly


Center for Military Readiness

Sandy Rios

Director of Governmental Affairs

American Family Association

Don L. (Bebo) Lee


New Mexico Federal Lands Council

Tim Throckmorton


Lifepointe Ministries

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover

Managing Director

Sterling Institute

The Honorable Eileen J. O’Connor

Founder, Law Office of Hon. Eileen J. O’Connor PLLC

Randy M. Long


Long Business Advisors, LL

Jeffrey B. Mendell

Chairman & CEO

JBM Realty

Dr. Donald van der Vaart

Senior Fellow

John Locke Foundation

Tim Wildmon


American Family Association

Bradley Johnson


Americans for Intelligence Reform

Debra Burlingame

Co-founder, 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America

Karen Hartman


Heartbeat International

  • Ted Cruz

  • Josh Hawley

  • Objection to Electors

  • Constitution

  • senate process

  • Capitol riots

  • Donald Trump

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6 comentários

Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
18 de jan. de 2021

Yes, God bless them all. True Patriots.


Sen, Ted Cruz,

You are responsible for the attack at the

U.S. Capital and for Insurrection.

Both you and Sen. Josh Haley lied to the

American People theirs no massive Fraud in The 2020 election. It was confirmed by

U.S. Attorney General Mr. Barr on live TV back in December. The President file 60 cases and if that wasn’t enough the

U.S Supreme Court agreed with the state court’s. Donald J Trump must be impeached and found guilty for insurrection.! You and Josh Hawley must step down as Jurors in the Impeachment Trial for Donal J Trump because Both of you led efforts within the chamber to reject the 2020 Presidential Election. Please Resign immediately if both of you can’…


I am a 77-year-old American Disabled Veteran. My limited finances are what prevented me from attending the rally, in Washington, DC. I wish to support Senators Hawley and Cruz, along with the other members of our legislature who spoke against the fraud in the last Presidential Election. Investigations must take place to prevent election fraud happening again in 2024.

Thank God for those that had the courage to dissent.


15 de jan. de 2021

The DEMOCRATs in Congress KNOW that Mr. Trump did not incite any riot . As such , i believe the DEMOCRATs in Congress have used the Impeachment clause of the Constitution fraudulently and are in violation of the RICO law . AL:L Democrat Members of Congress and the ten ( 10 ) Republican turn coat Members who also voted for impeachment AND the four ( 4 ) cowardly Republican Members who did not vote in favor of Mr Trump should also be included in violation of the RICO law . They all , each and every , KNOW that Mr. Trump …


Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
15 de jan. de 2021

They followed the Constitution to the limit. Cruz is one of the top Constitution people in the United States. The problem is, the Demoncraps don't have any idea what the Constitution is, and even if they did they would try to change it. Like everything to fit their purpose. You know, like stealing the election. Can't win fair and square, so they steal it. Evil people.

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