Ryan announced earlier this year that he would retire from Congress at the end of this year, creating the possibility of a speaker race should the Republicans keep the House majority in November. Ryan has endorsed McCarthy, a California Republican, but Jordan, an Urbana Republican, has acknowledged he is also considering a run. Because Ryan has not formally stepped down, such a race would have to occur after the November midterm elections.
But the group argued that regardless of Ryan’s timing for stepping down, the speaker’s race is already underway – “in back rooms, behind closed doors, and aimed at preserving the Swamp and making it bigger.”
“It is imperative for the sake of the country we love and our God-given freedoms that the American people be offered another choice,” the group wrote.