Boehner, GOP Leaders Purge Conservatives From Powerful Committees

John Boehner 3 SC Boehner, GOP Leaders Purge Conservatives From Powerful Committees

UPDATE: Boehner Spokesman Kevin Smith responds- “The Steering Committee makes decisions based on a range of factors.”

House Speaker John Boehner and GOP leadership have removed several conservative House members from their respective powerful committee positions, Breitbart News has learned.

Effective next Congress, leadership pulled Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash and Arizona Republican Rep. David Schweikert off committees from which they could exert conservative pressure on fiscal matters. Amash and Huelskamp were pulled from the Budget Committee and Schweikert from the Financial Services Committee.

Huelskamp, a freshman elected during the 2010 tea party wave, thinks the leadership move to pull him from the powerful committee is revenge for him standing up for conservatism. “It is little wonder why Congress has a 16 percent approval rating: Americans send principled representatives to change Washington and get punished in return,” Huelskamp said in a Monday night statement. “The GOP leadership might think they have silenced conservatives, but removing me and others from key committees only confirms our conservative convictions. This is clearly a vindictive move, and a sure sign that the GOP Establishment cannot handle disagreement.”

Earlier on Monday in an interview with Breitbart News, Huelskamp again reaffirmed his support for the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) anti-tax pledge. He’s encouraging his colleagues in the House to come out publicly against potential tax increases and asking citizens across the country to help.

Huelskamp thinks his most recent challenge to his GOP colleagues – asking them to reaffirm their pledges – is hardly the only conservative thing he’s done to spark leadership retaliation. In his Monday night statement, he listed out a number of other conservative things he’s done that he thinks caused leadership to turn their fire on him.

Read More at breitbart.com . By Matthew Boyle.

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Comments

  1. Now is the time to purge Boehner from the position of Speaker of the House!!!!!

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      amen neleh I was just going to say the samething it's time to get rid of this crybaby and out in a Palin,Bachmann type leader.Boner is a Poopalosi wanna be.

  2. GILBERTO GARCIA says:

    THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD NOT BE A CHOICE OF ONE PERSON, AND UNLESS THOSE PEOPLE WERE NOT DOING THEIR JOB THE SHOULD NOT BE RELEIVED.

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    It's ashame to call Boner a republican.Time for the Tea Party to go after this poor excuse of a human being.

  4. go for it says:

    the gop will be voted out in time. gop are moderates at best.

  5. Linda A. From NY says:

    Boehner is useless and a clown every time he cries. Now he too is in the pocket of obama, along with reid, and pelosi, clinton. I would like to know when will this nightmare end? instead of going forward the country seems to be taking a step backwards. I wonder what will be next?

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