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The Conservative Action Project issued a press release Wednesday praising the actions of “the 20 courageous members of Congress” who have dissented from the House Republican Conference and refused to vote for Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California for Speaker of the House.

The group, composed of over 100 different organizations representing various sub-sets of the conservative movement, described the members voting against McCarthy as “seeking to change the status quo in Washington.”

In the press release, CAP explains,

“Months ago, these members made clear that this established way of doing things was no longer acceptable. They made public a series of proposed reforms designed to democratize the House – to engage the broader membership in legislating, and bring accountability back to the People’s House.”

Adding the assertion that McCarthy and the establishment Republican leaders haven’t been negotiating with the dissenting members, largely from the Freedom Caucus, in good faith.

“Rather than engage them in a good faith negotiation, Rep. Kevin McCarthy has instead maligned both the requests and the messengers. He has publicly and through proxies leveled attacks against members of his own party, including threatening to deny committee assignments for those who continue to oppose him. Moreover, he has failed to answer for, or commit to halting, his coordinated efforts in the 2022 elections to promote moderate Republican candidates over conservatives.”

The organization has stated it encourages other conservatives to join the ranks of the twenty Republicans dissenting stating, “These members represents(sic) the millions of voters across the country who are disgusted with the business-as-usual, self-interested governance in Washington. We stand behind them and beside them in their courageous efforts to find a Speaker of the House who will represent the interests of conservatives. ”

The twenty Republican members of Congress include, as of this report: Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar and Eli Crane of Arizona, Dan Bishop of North Carolina, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Michael Cloud, Chip Roy, and Keith Self of Texas, Andrew Clyde of Georgia, Matt Gaetz, Byron Donalds, and Anna Paulina Luna of Florida, Bob Good of Virginia, Andy Harris of Maryland, Mary Miller of Illinois, Ralph Norman of South Carolina, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Matt Rosendale of Montana, Josh Brecheen of Oklahoma, and Andy Ogles of Tennessee.

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Every member except for Keith Self belongs to the Freedom Caucus.

Among those who authored the CAP letter include former Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) who currently heads the Conservative Partnership Institute; Ginni Thomas, the wife of the Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas; Chairman of the Conservative Action Project J. Kenneth Blackwell; founder of the Media Research Center L. Brent Bozell III; and many more.