As Twitchy reported, Speaker John Boehner appears to be purging House committees of fiscal conservatives in advance of further fiscal cliff negotiations. Yesterday, Reps. Tim Huelskamp and Justin Amash were abruptly booted from the Budget Committee without the courtesy of a warning (Huelskamp was also kicked off the Agriculture Committee). The two men addressed the ouster at today’s Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing:
Congressman Huelskamp revealed that while he was essentially blindsided by the committee change:
He had suspected that it would only be a matter of time before he got the boot:
And it’s certainly not a recipe for earning conservatives’ trust.
Rep. Amash echoed Huelskamp’s sentiments:
What a joke.
Grassroots conservatives are growing increasingly frustrated with the GOP leadership’s apparent disregard for conservative principles. The House purge is only further convincing them that Boehner and the GOP establishment are out of touch with their constituents:
Activists marched on Boehner’s office today to voice their disgust with the purges.
Lord knows that the GOP doesn’t have a future if conservative voices are silenced.