Shortly after cutting ties with former Rep. Dick Armey R.-Tx., the conservative grassroots organization FreedomWorks issued a letter challenging Speaker John Boehner R-Ohio for eliminating some of the more conservative House Republicans from their Committees.
The conservative grassroots organization specifically mentioned Rep. Tim Huelskamp R-Kan. and Rep. Justin Amash R-Mich. who were removed from the House Budget Committee and Rep. David Schweikert R-Ariz – removed from the House Financial Services committee.
“House Speaker John Boehner and the failed political establishment are purging House Committees of fiscal conservatives,” reads a letter sent to FreedomWorks activists by President and CEO Matt Kibbe.
“The Republican leadership is tired of principled fiscal conservatives fighting against their big-government agenda, and this is just the first shot,” Kibbe adds. “We need to send a message to Boehner that we will not allow our most valued Congressmen to be purged for upholding their commitment to economic freedom and the Constitution.”
According to the Associated Press, Armey agreed to resign from his role as chairman of FreedomWorks “in exchange for $8 million in consulting fees paid in annual $400,000 installments.”
“The top management team of FreedomWorks was taking a direction I thought was unproductive, and I thought it was time to move on with my life,” Armey told Mother Jones.