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FreedomWorks: House Leadership Should Stop Punishing Conservative Members

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) was stripped of his chairmanship of the Government and Operations subcommittee by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Friday, June 19th after voting against leadership on the rule to authorize fast-track authority on trade.

FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

“Boehner’s team of cronies is cracking down on Members of Congress who oppose their agenda. Rep. Meadows is one of the founders of the House Freedom Caucus, which promotes conservative policies, and voted against Boehner’s speakership. He shouldn’t be punished for representing the views of his constituents and grassroots supporters.”

“This is why the American people want change in Washington. They want principled leaders that are ready to stand up for them, not leaders that punish Members for standing up for what they believe in and want everyone to conform to the same ideology.”

Meadows has an 85% lifetime score with FreedomWorks.

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