It's official. Two of the most conservative Republicans in the House have been kicked off of the House Budget Committee by Speaker John Boehner.
Representatives Tim Huelskamp of Kansas and Justin Amash of Michigan - both favorites of the anti-tax Tea Party movement - are among those Republicans voting most often against House Speaker John Boehner.
Huelskamp and Amash, who both will begin second terms in the House next month, voted against last year's deal to raise the federal debt limit and staunchly oppose any tax increases. Boehner has now included new revenue in his latest offer to avert the "fiscal cliff" of year-end tax hikes and automatic spending cuts. Given their voting records, winning support from Huelskamp and Amash for such a compromise seemed an uphill battle.
The move has apparently been made in the name of compromise. I wonder if Harry Reid will kick the most liberal Senators off of the Senate Budget Committee as well....doubt it.