Justin Amash, Tim Huelskamp and David Schweikert removed from committees because they are troublesome characters?

This story has been doing real damage with some of the Republican base.  Assuming that it is true, it would have been good to have this type of information out sooner.
Back-bench freshmen Justin Amash, Tim Huelskamp and David Schweikert are gaining martyr status among conservative activists after they were “purged” from House committees for what they say is a matter of sticking to their principles on tough votes. 
But some of their colleagues say the trio got yanked by the leadership-driven Republican Steering Committee because they’re jerks — or worse. . . . 
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a conservative who is close to party leaders, told them that the “asshole factor” came into play in the Steering decision. 
“He said that it had nothing to do with their voting record, a scorecard, or their actions across the street [meaning fundraising],” Westmoreland spokeswoman Leslie Shedd told POLITICO. “It had to do with their inability to work with other members, which some people might refer to as the asshole factor.” . . . 



Blogger Boris said...

My utmost admiration extended to John Lott for his courage for going into the lion's den on CNN December 19, 2012 and countering the histrionics of that British buffoon, Piers Morgan.

Thank you tremendously Mr. Lott for taking a stance in favor of liberty and against more and more government control. Your mathematics are both astute and applicable in pursuit of the truth about guns.

You placed the onus on Morgan to make his case that some restrictive law would have prevented that tragedy in New Town, Connecticut. As little time and courtesy you were allowed on his show, you rendered his argument feckless as you endured his futile, juvenile insults.

Detractors like to point out that the Second Amendment was written back when criminals had crude single shot weapons. As weapons have modernized, now, more than ever before, we should all cherish our Second Amendment in modern times.

You are one great man, Mr. Lott. Thank you, thank you for standing up to that despicable British bloviator.


Larry Thomas

12/20/2012 12:39 PM  

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