(Daily Caller) More than 50 well-known conservative activists have signed a statement declaring that, “it is clear that the conservative movement has come under attack on Capitol Hill.”

The letter was written in response to a pair of events that took place Wednesday that have outraged the right. During a press conference about the budget, Speaker of the House John Boehner took a swipe at outside conservative groups, accusing them of “using the American people for their own goals.”

It was also revealed Wednesday that Paul Teller, the executive director of the conservative Republican Study Committee, had been fired over disagreements with the lawmakers on the committee he worked on.

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