Right Ballistic Over John Boehner’s Tea Party ‘Purge’
This is the Tea Party doubling down on dumb - it’s time to pull up a chair and get out the popcorn. Eventually there will be nobody left to lynch but the modern Robespierre’s calling for Boehner’s head.
House Speaker John Boehner is under fierce attack from conservatives in the blogosphere and on Twitter over his “purge” of several conservatives from top congressional committees, as well as for his offer to fend off the fiscal cliff.
“#purgeboehner,” tweeted Michelle Malkin, following committee changes that hit members, including Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.).
“You saw just a conservative purge in the House, you’ve seen the Washington insiders all saying, ‘Well we have to back off of our principles, and get away from certain issues and compromise on others,’” former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum told POLITICO.