Tea Party Congressmen Being Thrown Out of Committees: Portends Boehner Will Bow to Obama and Raise Taxes
This is extremely troubling.
In 2010, We the People spoke with our votes and flipped the House for the Republicans while installing Tea Party candidates. The “mandate” (as Obama likes to call it) was clear: Smaller government, budget cuts, and no new taxes. After all, everyone knows that the TEA in Tea Party stands for Taxed Enough Already.
Well, it seems the Repuglicans haven’t yet got that memo and think they can run roughshod over the Tea Party Congressmen so that they can raise taxes without having to cut any budgets.
Okay. Go ahead, Boehner. Play that game. We the People are gearing up for 2014. Let’s just wait and see what happens if you keep this crap up, okay?
Conservatives removed from financial committees by GOP House leadership
The fissure between the GOP establishment and Tea Party members in Congress blew wide open Monday evening when conservative members of Congress were suddenly removed from House financial committees.
RedState’s Erick Erickson was the first reliable source to share that conservatives were reportedly being removed from the House’s finance related committees by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio).
Shortly after, Roll Call reported that Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona had been removed from from the Financial Services Committee “for bucking the party line too often.”
Roll Call later added that Walter Jones of North Carolina had also been removed from that committee. Additionally, Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan and Tim Huelkamp of Kansas were removed from the House Budget Committee, which Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is currently chair and will continue to chair in the next Congress.
A press release issued by Huelskamp’s spokeswoman Karen Steward says that the freshman Rep. “was given limited explanation for his removal but clearly his consistent, principled, and conservative votes have riled the GOP Establishment.”
“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 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.”
After news broke conservatives, were immediately outraged. Tea Party organization FreedomWorks even called for a ‘hostile takeover’ of the party by Tea Party activists.Explore posts in the same categories: politics