Skip to comments.Boehner, GOP Leaders Purge Conservatives from Powerful Committees UPDATE: Boehner Scoffs
Posted on 12/03/2012 7:45:40 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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."
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They won't even stand up to 0.
I bet that cry baby sumofabich didn't shed any tears over this jackass move.
The GOP is no longer useful to any of us
Why is it again that conservatives stay with the Republican Party?
Couldn’t they find a group of conservatives that is one more than the margin that GOP holds, and that group will threaten to not caucus with Republicans. Is Boehner willing to lose his position to Pelosi? (He might be)
Republicans (meaning Establishment) are all about “talking the talk”. They are not going to do anything serious but go along to get along with the Dems. I gave up when i realized that nobody is going to jail over F&F and I doubt that anything will happen in the end with Benghazi or the other scandals and they will cave in to Obama with the fiscal cliff, oh I’m sure there will more hearings and make threats about how serious they are on the Sunday Morning shows but its all a show
Whig Party gone wild.
Will someone please explain why we “need” two Democratic parties?
I bet Boehner and most of these people wanted Obama to win.
Good. Let Boner own this.
Check the other thread. A few seem bent on doing that very thing.
Boehner has a picture of Obama on the table next to his bed. He cries over it every night
NAB the ineligible fraudster NOW!
The Conservatives in the House should mobilize to remove this actor from his leadership position.
Because our GOPe significant others really do love us, really don't mean it when they beat us senseless and we just KNOW we can change them. Now, back to the abused spouse shelter and another ice pack for that nasty "slip and fall" bruise... /s
So - what can “we” do? I get flamed mercilessly when I suggest its time for the TEA Party/Conservatives to join forces with the real Libertarians (not the idiot dope-head libertarians) and leave the GOP.
Collect those demoted names!
The GOPe is consolidating itself, and throwing out those conservatives who don’t fit THEIR program. Well, fine!
We need a new party, built on the bones of the Republicans. They’re just making it easier for us to recruit conservatives to the new GOD AND COUNTRY Party.
You accept that some people like lying to themselves and just keep doing what you know is right. You know, keeping the ‘principle’ and living it/them, just as they told us not to do.
Because we see how well their abandonment of conservatism worked for them a month ago. This is their attempt to save the face they threw away.
Bonehead is the head of the Lobbyist party and nothing else !
Boner got put onto power due to lobbyists and stays in power thanks to them !
All his henchman like Cantor and sadly Ryan !
Republican civil war ping!
I assume this is for next years surrender to Obama on taxes.