Boehner purge extending to subcommittees

Mike Flynn
Breitbart.com
Big Government
12 Dec 2012

Last week, House GOP Leadership flexed its muscle and stripped 4 conservative members of their committee assignments. After my colleague Matthew Boyle reported that leadership seemed to use a secret vote “score” to make their decision, anxiety grew that leadership purged these members in a bid to keep conservatives in line. Some members have confirmed to Breitbart News that those concerns are justified and leadership is trying to send a signal to conservatives ahead of any possible fiscal cliff deal. We have also learned that the leadership purge seems to be extending to subcommittees, as well…

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On Facebook, Congressman Justin Amash wrote:

From the article, on what GOP leadership wants from me:

“It’s not that ‘these are unpleasant people and bad colleagues and we don’t want them around’; it’s that they aren’t just content to vote against bad stuff and then be quiet about it.”

Bingo. Unlike many in Congress, I don’t attack my colleagues personally. I just explain every vote on Facebook. These simple explanations upset many in the political class who want to avoid public scrutiny.

The GOP Committee Purge: Not About Policy, But the “Asshole Factor”? Hit & Run : Reason.com
The GOP leadership in the House is selling a counterstory to the “brave anti-spending Republicans smacked down by craven leadership” story connected to the loss of committee assignments by four Republicans known for bucking leadership in a more small-government, small-spending direction. (They are Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) from the House Budget Committee, Reps. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.) from Financial Services Committee.) …

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