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Hensarling: ‘I’m offended’ Boehner purged Jones, Schweikert without notice
Daily Caller ^ | 12/07/2012 | Vince Coglianese

Posted on 12/07/2012 8:41:43 AM PST by Mount Athos

Rep. Jeb Hensarling — the incoming chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services — told Rep. Walter Jones earlier this week that he was “offended” by the House leadership’s decision to purge several Republicans from their committee positions without even notifying them.

Jones relayed that conversation in an interview that aired Thursday night on WTKF’s “Viewpoints” radio program in eastern North Carolina.

Speaking to host Lockwood Phillips, Jones described how he discovered he had been kicked off the financial services committee and the reaction he received from Hensarling.

“I will tell you that yesterday the incoming chairman of the financial services committee, which is the committee that I, along with [a] congressman from Arizona named Dave Schweikert — the two of us were removed,” Jones explained, “and I did not receive a call from anyone. I had to find that out on the Internet — at least my staff did.”

“And yesterday, the incoming chairman, who is named Jeb Hensarling, called me on the floor and said, ‘Walter, I want you to know I knew nothing about this.’ And he’s made these statements public and been critical of Boehner for not even consulting the incoming chairman of the financial service committee,” Jones continued.

“And he said, ‘Walter, I had nothing to do with this.’ He said, ‘I’m offended that you and Schweikert have been put off the committee’ and he said, ‘I don’t know what I can do, but,’ he said, ‘I will tell you this’ — and I say this modestly, I really do — he said, of the 435 members, if I had to pick the top five that I think are the most ethical in Congress, you would be in the top five,’” Jones said, characterizing Hensarling’s remarks.

Bloomberg News reported Thursday that Jones was among four Republicans removed from their committee positions “because they weren’t regarded as team players,” according to a House Republican leadership aide.

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To: Mount Athos

The purged conservatives should switch to the Democratic Party.

21 posted on 12/07/2012 11:16:33 AM PST by pallis
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To: submarinerswife
No, at that time, MB was the clear House TEA Party leader and was even forcing Boehner to dance to our tune for a brief moment. Remember her and Mark Levin's rally on Capitol Hill, when Boehner and Cantor had to come out and grudgingly bless it?

It wasn't until she got talked into her presidential run that she started dropping her fibs.

22 posted on 12/07/2012 11:25:27 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: lodi90

I hear you, but do I think some are.

That’s why RINO Boehner is purging them.

He needs to be gone.

23 posted on 12/07/2012 11:51:47 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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