Boehner Purges Conservatives From Fiscal Committees; Taxpayer Advocate Launches Protest

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | December 4, 2012 | 3:19 PM EST

FreedomWorks Pres. and CEO Matt Kibbe today blasted House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for purging fiscal conservatives who won't vote for higher spending:

"House Speaker John Boehner and the failed political establishment are purging House Committees of fiscal conservatives.

"So far, Reps. Amash, Huelskamp, and Schweikert have been removed from their respective committees for refusing to vote in lock step with the Republicans on endless spending.

"These members have been some of the most reliable votes for economic freedom and the Constitution, and they are now being punished for their loyalty to their Oath of Office.

"These statesmen have been fighting tirelessly for us, and now we must fight for them":

  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS) - Removed from the House Budget Committee (96% FreedomWorks Lifetime Rating).
  • "Rep. Justin Amash (MI) - Removed from the House Budget Committee (100% FreedomWorks Lifetime Rating).
  • Rep. David Schweikert (AZ) - Removed from the House Financial Services (96% FreedomWorks Lifetime Rating).

Kibbe says the GOP leadership has given up the fiscal fight:

"It's bad enough we have to fight the big-spending liberal Democrats. But with friends like Boehner, who needs liberals? The Republican leadership is tired of principled fiscal conservatives fighting against their big-government agenda, and this is just the first shot."

FreedomWorks is calling on supporters to contact Boehner's office in protest.

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