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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The GOP is going to be hard pressed to gain any donations from democrats in the future when the party goes broke. Any true conservative surely is done with them!
I agree that Bush was no paragon of conservatism, but what I was trying to say is that the Democrats have turned him into some sort of Emmanuel Goldstein.
All that is needed is “16” Republican House members to ‘block’ Boehner from being the “Speaker”.
There are 435 seats. Republicans control 233, D’s 202. If “31” decide to vote for someone ‘other’ than Boehner, then Pelosi would get the Speakership.
It’s high time that the “conservatives” declare war on the Republican Party!
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All that is needed is 31 Republican House members to block Boehner from being the Speaker.
There are 435 seats. Republicans control 233, Ds 202. If 31 decide to vote for someone other than Boehner, then Pelosi would get the Speakership.
Its high time that the conservatives declare war on the Republican Party!
Jeez Louise!...Traitors everywhere! Damn it!
” Boehner did not start selling us down the river in 2012; wasnt he doing it in 2010, or even earlier? “
I was speaking of the recent purging of ALL conservatives
from the finance committee.
Not a peep out of Dubya the past 4 years, during all of the Obama atrocities, but now he is back to help Obama push amnesty.
Bush disgusted me before and now even more...
There only needs to be 16 who are willing to follow through on dumping Boner for Pelosi.
“You can expect the house to start rubber stamping the Obama agenda from now on. The tea party is dead and may not recover.
This is what the people who didnt vote will get for their principled stand. They have turned the country over to the socialists. If you think things couldnt possibly get any worse, just wait.”
I agree. Boehner and the old guard went along with the Tea party as long as they were winning elections. Too many conservatives stayed home and gave Obama another four years. So the Tea Party is useless to the old guard now.
One of the biggest LIES in American history!
Why is it that the Republic has evolved to the point that some Congressmen are “more equal” than others? Was that originally a part of the constitution? Who says there has to be a House Leader? Why can’t they all just assume power as equals?
Yes. You can tell I was not a Math Major... haha.
I suspect that Boner and crewe have pi$$ed off more than 16 GOP CongressCritters.
YOu all know killing the Tea Party is more important than preserving the nation.