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Unconfirmed rumor: Boehner removing conservatives from finance-related committees; Update: Rumor is true

Boehner is talking tough on debt and spending, but many conservatives remain skeptical.

If it pans out, the news passed along by Erick Erickson would be a very bad sign.



Rep. David Schweikert has been booted from the Financial Services Committee:

Apparently for failing to toe the establishment line:

Schweikert is not the only conservative who’s gotten the ax. Reps. Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp have also been ousted from the Budget Committee.

Groups like FreedomWorks and the Club for Growth are less than happy with the House’s purge of reliable fiscal conservatives:


This news doesn’t bode well for conservatives hoping for Boehner et al. to stand firm against fiscal irresponsibility:



Only time will tell. But with our country in such a precarious position, we cannot afford to lose strong advocates for fiscal conservatism. Speaker Boehner and the GOP need to remember who they work for.

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