You Won’t Believe What Happened in GOP Conference Last Night


As you’ve probably heard from media reports by now, last night Rep. Paul Ryan gave a speech to his colleagues in the Republican Conference meeting that he would accept the job of Speaker of the House as long as he could be a unifying force AND as long as the 3 major factions in the House got behind him. Oh, and there’s one other thing. He wants the Republican Conference to change the rules of the House to remove the power of Members to issue a motion to vacate the chair – which you’ll recall is the mechanism that Mark Meadows of North Carolina used to ultimately force John Boehner to step down.

So Paul Ryan wants to be Speaker as long as he can never be removed. He wants all future Speakers to never fear retribution from Members of Congress for doing a bad job. This is just another reason why Paul Ryan does not need to be the next Speaker of the House.

What’s more disturbing is that we heard from a very reliable source that many of the House Freedom Caucus members gave him a standing ovation. That’s right. After Paul Ryan announced to his colleagues that he wants unfettered power to do as he wishes as Speaker of the House, many Freedom Caucus Members cheered him on. This is reminiscent to other reports we heard a few weeks ago that nearly 100 Members started crying when Kevin McCarthy announced he was dropping out of the race for Speaker. Nearly 100 grown men in the House of Representatives crying.

We’ve got to do what we can today and through the rest of the week to strengthen the resolve of the House Freedom Caucus. We have included a list of phone numbers and pre-populated Tweets below. Please call and Tweet as many as you can throughout the rest of the week.

Tell them it’s time for new leadership in Washington. We need leadership that will change the top-down power structure of the House so that each Member has more power to actually represent their constituents. Rep. Daniel Webster remains the only one who has issued a plan to do this and he’s the only one who has actually implemented his plan before when he was the Speaker of the House in the Florida Legislature.

Watch our new video below. We have worked too hard to let the House of Representatives screw this up.

The following list are Members of Congress who were elected since 2010, or who are Members of the House Freedom Caucus. These are the people who our movement helped elect and it’s time that they do what’s best for the country and usher in new leadership in the House. It’s time for them to #ChooseWisely.

Name District Phone Tweet
Bradley Byrne AL-1 202-225-4931 @RepByrne
Martha Roby AL-2 202-225-2901 @RepMarthaRoby
Rick Crawford AR-1 202-225-4076 @RepRickCrawford
French Hill AR-2 202-225-2506 @RepFrenchHill
Steve Womack AR-3 202-225-4301 @Rep_SteveWomack
Bruce Westerman AR-4 202-225-3772 @RepWesterman
Martha McSally AZ-2 202-225-2542 @RepMcSally
Doug LaMalfa CA-1 202-225-3076 @RepLaMalfa
Jeff Denham CA-10 202-225-4540 @RepJeffDenham
David Valadao CA-21 202-225-4695 @RepDavidValadao
Steve Knight CA-25 202-225-1956 @SteveKnight25
Mimi Walters CA-45 202-225-5611 @RepMimiWalters
Paul Cook CA-8 202-225-5861 @RepPaulCook
Scott Tipton CO-3 202-225-4761 @RepTipton
Daniel Webster FL-10 202-225-2176 @RepWebster
Richard Nugent FL-11 202-225-1002 @RepRichNugent
David Jolly FL-13 202-225-5961 @USRepDavidJolly
Dennis Ross FL-15 202-225-1252 @RepDennisRoss
Carlos Curbelo FL-26 202-225-2778 @RepCurbelo
Buddy Carter GA-1 202-225-5831 @RepBuddyCarter
Rick Allen GA-12 202-225-2823 @reprickallen
Tom Graves GA-14 202-225-5211 @RepTomGraves
Rob Woodall GA-7 202-225-4272 @RepRobWoodall
Austin Scott GA-8 202-225-6531 @AustinScottGA08
Doug Collins GA-9 202-225-9893 @RepDougCollins
David Young IA-3 202-225-5476 @RepDavidYoung
Bob Dold IL-10 202-225-4835 @RepDold
Mike Bost IL-12 202-225-5661 @RepBost
Rodney Davis IL-13 202-225-2371 @RodneyDavis
Randy Hultgren IL-14 202-225-2976 @RepHultgren
Adam Kinzinger IL-16 202-225-3635 @RepKinzinger
Jackie Walorski IN-2 202-225-3915 @RepWalorski
Todd Rokita IN-4 202-225-5037 @ToddRokita
Susan W. Brooks IN-5 202-225-2276 @SusanWBrooks
Luke Messer IN-6 202-225-3021 @RepLukeMesser
Larry Bucshon IN-8 202-225-4636 @RepLarryBucshon
Todd Young IN-9 202-225-5315 @RepToddYoung
Kevin Yoder KS-3 202-225-2865 @RepKevinYoder
Mike Pompeo KS-4 202-225-6216 @RepMikePompeo
Thomas Massie KY-4 202-225-3465 @RepThomasMassie
Andy Barr KY-6 202-225-4706 @RepAndyBarr
Ralph Abraham LA-5 202-225-8490 @RepAbraham
Garret Graves LA-6 202-225-3901 @RepGarretGraves
Bruce Poliquin ME-2 202-225-6306 @RepPoliquin
Dan Benishek MI-1 202-225-4735 @CongressmanDan
Dave Trott MI-11 202-225-8171 @repdavetrott
Bill Huizenga MI-2 202-225-4401 @RepHuizenga
John Moolenaar MI-4 202-225-3561 @RepMoolenaar
Mike Bishop MI-8 202-225-4872 @RepMikeBishop
Tom Emmer MN-6 202-225-2331 @RepTomEmmer
Ann Wagner MO-2 202-225-1621 @RepAnnWagner
Vicky Hartzler MO-4 202-225-2876 @RepHartzler
Billy Long MO-7 202-225-6536 @USRepLong
Jason Smith MO-8 202-225-4404 @RepJasonSmith
Trent Kelly MS-1 202-225-4306 @RepTrentKelly
Steven Palazzo MS-4 202-225-5772 @CongPalazzo
Ryan Zinke MT-0 202-225-3211 @RepRyanZinke
George Holding NC-13 202-225-3032 @RepHolding
Renee Ellmers NC-2 202-225-4531 @RepReneeEllmers
Mark Walker NC-6 202-225-3065 @RepMarkWalker
David Rouzer NC-7 202-225-2731 @RepDavidRouzer
Richard Hudson NC-8 202-225-3715 @RepRichHudson
Robert Pittenger NC-9 202-225-1976 @RepPittenger
Kevin Cramer ND-0 202-225-2611 @RepKevinCramer
Frank Guinta NH-1 202-225-5456 @RepFrankGuinta
Tom MacArthur NJ-3 202-225-4765 @RepTomMacArthur
Mark Amodei NV-2 202-225-6155 @MarkAmodeiNV2
Joe Heck NV-3 202-225-3252 @RepJoeHeck
Cresent Hardy NV-4 202-225-9894 @RepHardy
Lee Zeldin NY-1 202-225-3826 @RepLeeZeldin
Daniel Donovan NY-11 202-225-3371 @dandonovan_ny
Chris Gibson NY-19 202-225-5614 @RepChrisGibson
Elise Stefanik NY-21 202-225-4611 @RepStefanik
Richard Hanna NY-22 202-225-3665 @RepRichardHanna
Tom Reed NY-23 202-225-3161 @RepTomReed
John Katko NY-24 202-225-3701 @RepJohnKatko
Chris Collins NY-27 202-225-5265 @RepChrisCollins
David Joyce OH-14 202-225-5731 @RepDaveJoyce
Steve Stivers OH-15 202-225-2015 @RepSteveStivers
Jim Renacci OH-16 202-225-3876 @RepJimRenacci
Brad Wenstrup OH-2 202-225-3164 @RepBradWenstrup
Bill Johnson OH-6 202-225-5705 @RepBillJohnson
Bob Gibbs OH-7 202-225-6265 @RepBobGibbs
Markwayne Mullin OK-2 202-225-2701 @RepMullin
Steve Russell OK-5 202-225-2132 @USRepRussell
Tom Marino PA-10 202-225-3731 @RepTomMarino
Lou Barletta PA-11 202-225-6511 @RepLouBarletta
Mike Kelly PA-3 202-225-5406 @MikeKellyPA
Ryan Costello PA-6 202-225-4315 @RepRyanCostello
Pat Meehan PA-7 202-225-2011 @RepMeehan
Michael G. Fitzpatrick PA-8 202-225-4276 @RepFitzpatrick
Trey Gowdy SC-4 202-225-6030 @TGowdySC
Tom Rice SC-7 202-225-9895 @RepTomRice
Kristi Noem SD-0 202-225-2801 @RepKristiNoem
Chuck Fleischmann TN-3 202-225-3271 @RepChuck
Diane Black TN-6 202-225-4231 @RepDianeBlack
Stephen Fincher TN-8 202-225-4714 @RepFincherTN08
Randy Weber TX-14 202-225-2831 @TXRandy14
Bill Flores TX-17 202-225-6105 @RepBillFlores
Will Hurd TX-23 202-225-4511 @hurdonthehill
Roger Williams TX-25 202-225-9896 @RepRWilliams
Blake Farenthold TX-27 202-225-7742 @Farenthold
John Ratcliffe TX-4 202-225-6673 @RepRatcliffe
Chris Stewart UT-2 202-225-9730 @RepChrisStewart
Mia Love UT-4 202-225-3011 @repmialove
Barbara Comstock VA-10 202-225-5136 @RepComstock
Scott Rigell VA-2 202-225-4215 @RepScottRigell
Robert Hurt VA-5 202-225-4711 @RepRobertHurt
Jaime Herrera Beutler WA-3 202-225-3536 @HerreraBeutler
Dan Newhouse WA-4 202-225-5816 @RepNewhouse
Glenn Grothman WI-6 202-225-2476 @RepGrothman
Sean P. Duffy WI-7 202-225-3365 @RepSeanDuffy
David McKinley WV-1 202-225-4172 @RepMcKinley
Evan Jenkins WV-3 202-225-3452 @RepEvanJenkins
Mo Brooks* AL-5 202-225-4801 @RepMoBrooks
Gary Palmer* AL-6 202-225-4921 @USRepGaryPalmer
Trent Franks* AZ-3 202-225-4576 @RepTrentFranks
Paul A. Gosar* AZ-4 202-225-2315 @RepGosar
Matt Salmon* AZ-5 202-225-2635 @RepMattSalmon
David Schweikert* AZ-6 202-225-2190 @RepDavid
Ken Buck* CO-4 202-225-4676 @RepKenBuck
Curt Clawson* FL-19 202-225-2536 @RepCurtClawson
Ted Yoho* FL-3 202-225-5744 @RepTedYoho
Ron DeSantis* FL-6 202-225-2706 @RepDeSantis
Bill Posey* FL-8 202-225-3671 @CongBillPosey
Jody Hice* GA-10 202-225-4101 @congressmanhice
Barry Loudermilk* GA-11 202-225-2931 @RepLoudermilk
Rod Blum* IA-1 202-225-2911 @RepRodBlum
Raul R. Labrador* ID-1 202-225-6611 @Raul_Labrador
Marlin Stutzman* IN-3 202-225-4436 @RepStutzman
Tim Huelskamp* KS-1 202-225-2715 @CongHuelskamp
John Fleming* LA-4 202-225-2777 @RepFleming
Andy Harris* MD-1 202-225-5311 @RepAndyHarrisMD
Justin Amash* MI-3 202-225-3831 @RepJustinAmash
Mark Meadows* NC-11 202-225-6401 @RepMarkMeadows
Scott Garrett* NJ-5 202-225-4465 @RepGarrett
Steve Pearce* NM-2 202-225-2365 @RepStevePearce
Jim Jordan* OH-4 202-225-2676 @Jim_Jordan
Jim Bridenstine* OK-1 202-225-2211 @RepJBridenstine
Keith Rothfus* PA-12 202-225-2065 @KeithRothfus
Scott Perry* PA-4 202-225-5836 @RepScottPerry
Mark Sanford* SC-1 202-225-3176 @RepSanfordSC
Jeff Duncan* SC-3 202-225-5301 @RepJeffDuncan
Mick Mulvaney* SC-5 202-225-5501 @RepMickMulvaney
Scott DesJarlais* TN-4 202-225-6831 @DesJarlaisTN04
Ted Poe* TX-2 202-225-6565 @JudgeTedPoe
Brian Babin* TX-36 202-225-1555 @RepBrianBabin
Dave Brat* VA-7 202-225-2815 @DaveBratVA7th
Morgan Griffith* VA-9 202-225-3861 @RepMGriffith
Reid Ribble* WI-8 202-225-5665 @RepRibble
Alex Mooney* WV-2 202-225-2711 @RepAlexMooney
Cynthia Lummis* WY-At Large 202-225-2311 CynthiaLummis

*Denotes House Freedom Caucus Member


Photo Courtesy of Gage Skidmore.