Over 40 high profile conservative leaders sent a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asking him to remove Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney from the House GOP conference.
The group said it wants Kinzinger and Cheney removed from the House conference “due to their egregious actions” as members of the January 6 House select committee.
The conservative group wrote, “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 letter read. Prominent signees to the letter include For America President David Bozell, Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell III, former Reagan Attorney General Edwin Meese III, American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, and Conservative Partnership Institute Chairman Jim DeMint among others.
The group acknowledges that Kinzinger and Cheney are elected officials who will continue to serve their term in Congress, but asked McCarthy not allow them to serve under the House Republican banner.
“We ask that the GOP conference meet immediately to vote on stripping Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger from their membership in the GOP conference,” the letter read. “We further inform you that conservative leaders are launching a nationwide movement to add citizens voices to this effort.”
The letter to McCarthy comes in the wake of the House voting to hold former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in criminal contempt for failing to cooperate with a January 6 committee-issued subpoena.
Cheney and Kinzinger were the only Republicans to join Democrats in holding Meadows in contempt for ignoring the committee's subpoena.