CPAC releases annual ratings of lawmakers, marking most conservative members of Congress
Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney earned a 57% while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell received a 56%, his lowest score in his 38 years in the chamber.
The Conservative Political Action Coalition on Monday released its annual ratings of members of Congress, compiling lawmakers votes on myriad issues and ranking the most conservative lawmakers.
CPAC perused the choices of all 535 members of Congress on more than 20,000 votes to compile its scores. It bestowed the "Award for Conservative Excellence" to lawmakers earning a 90% or higher on its scale.
"As America is engaged in an internal struggle for her very survival, talk is cheap. Conservatives are the leaders intellectually and organizationally in the push back against Big corporations, Big tech, Big Media, Big Unions and academia, and our ratings help separate the big talkers from the truly courageous," said CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp.
Among those individuals were three senators who received a 100% score, Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah; Mike Braun, R-Ind., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. Fourteen congressmen and women earned 100%, among them Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ga., and Jim Jordan, Ohio.
Among the lowest scoring Republican lawmakers were former GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger, Ill., and Liz Cheney, Wyo., who earned scores of 29% and 54%, respectively. Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney earned a 57% while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell received a 56%, his lowest score in his 38 years in the chamber.
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