Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.
A group of more than 40 concerned House Republicans penned a letter to their colleagues condemning the eight Republicans who joined Democrats to oust former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Tuesday and calling for “fundamental changes” to the conference structure.
The 45 members who signed the letter, which was obtained by the Washington Examiner, said they are “ashamed and embarrassed” by what happened to the motion to vacate being used and that they “refuse” to allow those eight members who “abandoned and undermined” the Republican Conference to “dictate” the selection of the next speaker or policy outcomes.
The letter comes when feelings are tense within the conference following McCarthy’s ouster. House Republicans are scrambling to elect a new speaker, as the House is at a standstill due to its lack of a permanent leader.
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