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Fred Malek and John Boehner Declare War on Conservative Congressmen

The American Action Network claims to be a “conservative” group. It was started by prominent Republican, Fred Malek, who maintains close ties to the Establishment and was Finance Co-Chairman of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John McCain49%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard49%‘s 2008 Presidential campaign. It is run by Mike Shields, formerly of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Prior to Shields, Brian Walsh of the NRCC ran it. It was founded by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Eric Cantor48%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard48% and previously run by Rob Collins of Cantor’s office. Collins is now at the NRSC. Former Republican Senator Norm Coleman is Chairman of the Board.

The group operates as an outside entity for Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. John BoehnerN/AHouse Republican Average39See Full ScorecardN/A. On the same day even the establishment oriented Wall Street Journal editorial page is suggesting Boehner go, Fred Malek’s group has begun attacking conservative congressmen. Malek and the American Action Network want conservative congressmen to cave and fund Barack Obama’s executive amnesty plan.

In Georgia, they have already begun running ads against Congressmen Barry Loudermilk and Jody Hice. Loudermilk and Hice, who voted for Boehner as Speaker, are now being attacked by Speaker Boehner’s outside interests. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Tim Huelskamp92%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard92% of Kansas is in the same boat along with Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Jim Bridenstine91%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard91% and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Jim Jordan90%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard90%.

Fred Malek’s American Action Network, on behalf of Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. John BoehnerN/AHouse Republican Average39See Full ScorecardN/A, claims that conservative congressmen are enabling terrorists to attack the United States because they do not want to fund President Obama’s executive amnesty plan.

This is how desperate Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. John BoehnerN/AHouse Republican Average39See Full ScorecardN/A is to keep his position and fund amnesty. He will use an outside group to attack congressmen who defied their campaign promises and wound up voting for him for Speaker. And he will do it because he is desperate to get the President’s amnesty agenda funded.

According to the Politico, “AAN has paid for two days of national radio advertisements that will run during conservative commentator Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh’s shows.”

The American Action Network is also using digital advertisements to pressure nine GOP members to vote for DHS funding. Those lawmakers include Reps. Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Raul Labrador82%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard82% of Idaho, Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Morgan Griffith54%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard54% of Virginia, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Mark Meadows85%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard85% of North Carolina, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Ted Yoho72%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard72% of Florida, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Louie Gohmert91%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard91% of Texas, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Mick Mulvaney86%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard86% and Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Tom Rice67%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard67% of South Carolina and Jody Hice and Barry Loudermilk of Georgia.

Here’s what you need to do. It is very simple. Call your member of Congress at 202-224-3121 and tell him/her to refuse to fund the Department of Homeland Security. More than 90% of the Department, including national security services, are considered essential functions of government and will not even shut down if DHS is left unfunded.

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