Kansas Congressional Rebel Huelskamp Claims “Victory” in Boehner Plan B Failure
December 23, 2012

src=”https://20poundsofheadlines.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/20121223-081122.jpg” alt=”20121223-081122.jpg” class=”alignnone size-full” />Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp claimed victory last week when House Speaker John Boehner’s ‘Plan B’ failed to make it to a House vote late Thursday night.
Huelskamp is one of four Republican House Members stripped of plum committee assignments ( Agriculture & Budget Committees) by the GOP Leadership.. Huelskamp says he was punished for not being loyal enough to Speaker Boehner.
A news release from his office State’s Huelskamp “led the the efforts” to block the bill coming up for a vote. He called it a ” Victory for Republican Principles”.
” Republican leadership thought they could silence conservatives when they kicked us off our Committees. I’m glad that enough of my colleagues refused to back down after the threats and intimidation, thus preventing the Conference from abandoning our principles,” Huelskamp said in a statement.
The Speaker pulled the Plan B option to deal with the fiscal cliff when it became apparent he didn’t have the needed GOP votes.
Huelskamp, and other House Republicans thought the Plan B deal broke the view to end as many taxes as possible and improve the economic climate to create jobs.
“‘Plan B’ abandons those goals – and our convictions right alongside them. For the last two years, ‘the job creator’ has been a priority; ‘Plan B’ kicks him to the curb,” according to Huelskamp.
The Kansas Republican says the 700,000 voters of the big Ks- district, which covers the western half of the whole state, have told him to stick to his principles.
Huelskamp says he still doesn’t know what his new committee assignments will be when the 113th Congress begins next month.