‘Revenge of the RINOs’ – House in Chaos, Gaetz Offers to Be Punished

The eight Republican lawmakers who were responsible for ousting Speaker Kevin McCarthy have offered to be punished if it would convince RINOs to back Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).

U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01), along with Reps. Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Tim Burchett (TN-02), Eli Crane (AZ-02), Bob Good (VA-05), Nancy Mace (SC-01), and Matt Rosendale (MT-02) sent a letter to the House GOP Conference stating they are willing to accept “censure, suspension, or removal from the Conference” in order to elect Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04) as the 56th Speaker of the House.

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Following is the letter the conservative lawmakers sent to Congress:

Dear Colleague:

The recent passage of the Motion to Vacate the Speaker has caused rancor, hurt feelings and acrimony in the House Republican Conference. While we stand by our actions, it is our goal to proceed forward with our colleagues, our teammates, our fellow Republicans in a manner that embraces reconciliation.

It has been suggested the Conference cannot move forward until there are consequences for each of us. While we violated no rule of either the House or Republican Conference, we understand some in the Conference wish to punish us.

The actions we took were never about us – they were to change Washington for the better. The House now needs a Speaker, and we have a Speaker-Designate in Jim Jordan of Ohio.

Therefore, if the holdouts who refuse to vote for Speaker-Designate Jordan would be willing to “vote with the team” and elect him the 56th House Speaker, we are prepared to accept censure, suspension, or removal from the Conference to accomplish this objective. We remain proud members of the Republican Party, as nominated by our respective districts.

What unites us as Republicans is more important than our disagreements. We must now come together to elect Jim Jordan. We offer this sincerely and with the hope of unity with purpose. Our fidelity to Republican virtues and principles remains unwavering.

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