GOP Civil War? Ousted Conservatives Not Going QuietlySubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 16:42
MSNBC: Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) lost his seat on the House Financial Services Committee last week, part of a move by GOP leaders to push out far-right conservatives from positions of influence. But the Arizona Republican and his allies say they aren’t done fighting.
“I’m not happy, but this is also big boy politics,” Schweikert said on Monday’s Morning Joe. “There’s always a friction, even in your party, between your conservatives and moderates. Those of us on the conservative side took the hit this time.”
“As a conservative, you never give up the fight,” he continued. “There’s no question that a number of conservative members have been sent to the woodshed, but that’s no reason to stop the fight.”