GOP Source Says Majority Whip Drafted Boehner Conservative Purge List

It looks like the GOP leadership has some explaining to do.

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy has reportedly drafted a conservative purge list for Speaker Boehner.
Breitbart reported:

A House GOP source has confirmed to Breitbart News that House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy was the one who drafted the secret criteria list House Speaker John Boehner used in his purge of conservatives from House committees.

The source, someone with inside knowledge of how Boehner conducted the purge, told Breitbart News that McCarthy crafted the list, which included a scorecard of where several conservative members stood on certain votes. According to the source, it’s unclear at this time whether McCarthy made the list of his own accord or if he did so at the request of somebody else in GOP leadership – like Boehner or House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

The source alleges that McCarthy brought the criteria list to the House GOP Steering Committee where it was used to purge four conservatives from their House committee spots.

Thus far, GOP leadership officials have kept the list secret. Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash, one of the conservatives purged from his House Budget Committee assignment, told Breitbart News that it’s “hypocritical” for Boehner and GOP leadership to keep the list secret while demanding transparency from President Barack Obama.

Leadership officials refuse to discuss the list on the record with press. A spokeswoman for McCarthy has refused a request for comment from Breitbart News about her boss’s role in creating the list.

This follows a report from November that claimed Rep. McCarthy endorsed gerrymandering that lost them 4 seats for the GOP in California.

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  • ★FALCON★

    In my eyes and based on Boehner’s performance – the purge list is to protect Obama. Everytime conservatives get close to nailing Obama to the wall – Boehner steps in and saves him.

  • dba_vagabond _trader

    You never ever see Ds warring amongst themselves no matter how outrageous the agenda. This is why the GOP is a dead party, they own the house and will not do their most basic Constitutional duty by standing up for the American taxpayer.

  • StandUpChuck

    Boner has to go. Even better, a new party that abides by the constitution and stands for conservatism. Enough with the faux GOP, they are nothing by democrats with R’s by their name.

  • Fumigation.

    The entire body of Congress.

    Nary a one us upholding and/or defending……… Especially the unelected/appointed.

    The way things are shaking out, we’ll be lucky to have another election, let alone one not thoroughly rigged.

    It’s bigger than you know.

    ICR2P – The Int’l Coalition For The Responsibility To Protect.

    A fast-approaching one-world Totalitarian gov’t.

  • valerie

    #3 December 12, 2012 at 8:22 am
    StandUpChuck commented:

    You have these options:

    1. Take over the Republican party
    2. Take over the Democratic party
    3. Form a new party

    One of the reasons we have a two-party system in this country is that we like having parties that, if elected, have some unity and clout. There have been major portions of legislation that originated with small parties that grew up and eventually were co-opted by one or the other party.

    The Libertarians or TEA Parties are the only thing on the horizon with any hope of influencing policy.

  • Lesich Pulaski

    Boehner had to do something or face not being able to control his caucus and looking like an idiot. It’s called leadership.

    He could not have purged Conservatives if they weren’t so unpopular with voters. The Republican Party cannot go on propping up the Conservative Movement any longer. Conservatives have become a liability for the Republican Party.

    Conservatives are lost in the wilderness, at least for the foreseeable future.

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  • pagar

    The Conservatives need to purge the so called leadership, IMO.

  • ★FALCON★

    @#6 He could not have purged Conservatives if they weren’t so unpopular with voters.

    Keep dreaming lady. It’s Boehner who is co-opping the Democrat platform. What happened to Checks and Balances? Democrats hate those and so do RINOS.

    What I find hysterical is that Democrats are fine with Boehner and want him to stay as Speaker – that alone should tell America all they need to know about Boehner’s brand of leadership. And on top of that – there is no outcry from the LameStreamMedia over the purge list. Boehner is doing the Democrats bidding.

  • Boehner wouldn’t know leadership if it bit him in the butt.

    But…fine. The Conservatives can leave.

    In fact, I urge the conservative movement to cease all support of the GOP until the GOP starts living up to its own platform and cuts spending.

    Otherwise…just give Obama what he wants. Vote present on everything. And when it all crashes…he and his supporters are the only ones to blame

  • ClinkinKY

    OK, it’s time…actually past time, to “purge” the GOP and start a new “Conservative” party.

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  • ★FALCON★

    Additionally, it’s Boehner who is entirely responsible for this alleged “Fiscal Cliff” non-sense. If he would have shut the government down last year Conservatives and Republicans would have had leverage in these rancid negotiations. Boehner allowed the issue to be pushed past the election like a dope and lost any chance for true entitlement reform.

  • Sam Stone

    Seems the leadership of the GOP has been infiltrated with liberals just as the Obama regime has been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Sam Stone

    #6 December 12, 2012 at 8:37 am “Lesich Pulaski commented:
    He could not have purged Conservatives if they weren’t so unpopular with voters. ”

    Did you forget the historic 2010 election already? No elections saw so many new faces.

  • Joe Blow

    Get rid of them.

  • katy

    McCarthy huh. So the “Young Guns” are nothing but the OLD GUARD in younger packages

  • Lesich Pulaski

    #16 December 12, 2012 at 8:51 am
    Did you forget the historic 2010 election already? No elections saw so many new faces.
    ~~~~~~~~~

    No one liked those new faces. By 2012, the Tea Party mentality had already been rejected by voters. In order to keep their seats in Congress Republicans have to distance themselves from Conservatives. Conservatives will learn to either play RINO ball or lose what remaining power they have.

  • JoyO

    Come on Folks, for all of us who have worked in administrative type jobs, we know that generating such a chart of who voted for/against the various votes is in all probability one of the duties of the job. That’s why it is called Majority WHIP.

    As far as the purging, I think the Republicans had better think twice about whether they can survive without the Conservatives support. If we are going to have Democrat-like Republicans in office, we might as well vote for Democrats. At least, the pain of going from USA to USSA will be administered quickly rather than this drip-drip fashion we are experiencing now.

  • bobbi

    According to the Constitution, The Speaker does not have to be an elected

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  • bobbi

    Official. HOW ABOUT ALAN WEST?

  • DomesticGoddess

    Another instance of Invasion of the Body Snatchers! Surprise, surprise, they aren’t who we think they are!

  • Pretty bold move for the RINOs. It will be used against them with effect.

  • Sasja

    That’s right. The Speaker does not have to be an elected member of the House.

    I would like to know exactly what transpires between BO and BooHoo Boehner during their closed meetings; which will never be revealed. Boehner is not a patriot but just another pol who is only interested in power and control. He has to go. Is there no republican in his district who could beat him in a primary? What about his constituents? Are they really pleased with him?

  • 16 votes to depose Bonehead…Bonehead has divideed the party and a house divided cannot stand..

  • donh

    Well !….BOO HOO BABY BONER is already setting up a fall guy for his fascism. Look at the leadership in the House and they are all R’s from D blue states, OH , CA, and VA. How about some leadership from a SOLID conservative southern state ? All Nancy Pelosi has to do is buy off Boner and she controls the gavel…no need to win some big nation wide majority…just poach a couple quislings at the top and the D’s command the agenda.

  • Hank

    The future GOP fundraising failure(s) will reflect the GOP’s contempt for conservatives and it’s contempt for smaller government.

    The RNC, RNCC, RNSC, Boehner, McConnell can put it where the sun does not shine.

  • FMB42

    GOP = Give Out to the President.

    Most of the GOP has a long history of acting like liberals while dressed in conservative clothing. This “conservative clothing” fools gullible voters into thinking that the GOP is on their side.

    However, like all politicians, they are really only concerned with giving evermore power and money to themselves, and the government that they obediently serve.

  • Albert

    John is just a male version of Nancy.

  • JDR

    I want the ORIGINAL MCCARTHY back!

    (Joe, that is.)

    Where have you gone, Joe McCarthy?
    Our nation turns its Kulak eyes to you…

  • JDR

    Joe McCarthy > Kevin McCarthy.

    Free man vs. Commie slave.

  • Ghost

    so, where have Tea Party leaders been?

    anyone who wants to keep fighting the same nice fight is automatic tune-out to me

    this is a MULTI-Front War and anything less than bold, dramatic but plenty lawful and scary action is automatic tune-out. I’m not interested in ANYTHING! less than FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

  • cavt

    Entire GOP leadership is worthless–just look at the condition of the party now. They are constantly outmanuvered.

  • JKB

    With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    A House GOP source has confirmed to Breitbart News that House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy was the one who drafted the secret criteria list House Speaker John Boehner used in his purge of conservatives from House committees.

    This is perfectly fine.

    If the Republican Party wants to commit suicide, they can go right ahead. It will then be replaced with a REAL conservative party.

  • Freddy

    Just to pile onto that Cal redistricting fiasco ….

    In order to qualify to be on the redistricting panel you had to have either worked IN a union or FOR a union.

    All non-union applications were rejected as ‘biased and uninformed’.

    Corrupt California labor union / politician activity at it’s worst.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Conservatives will learn to either play RINO ball or…

    Got news for you: “RINO ball” is the reason for the Republican Party’s current sorry state. Sticking with a losing strategy only guarantees more losses.

  • shadow

    Even better, a new party that abides by the constitution and stands for conservatism. Enough with the faux GOP

    Yeah, you could call it, the Irrelevant Party.

  • bigL

    Hey Congress is not a life-time job. We can get rid of them and if their constituents love them
    than can run again in 2 yrs for House and 6 yrs for Senate.

  • FMB42

    Cavt commented:

    “Entire GOP leadership is worthless–just look at the condition of the party now. They are constantly outmaneuvered.”

    The last 20 years of following politics tells me that this “being outmaneuvered” is by design rather than by mistake.

    The many, and constant, failures of the GOP are not a coincident on their part imo.

    Time to back another party rather than the same old Dem/Rep “parties” that are joined at the hip.

  • Jerry C

    I held my nose and voted for Romney; believing the lesser of two evils was in the best interest of our great country. Ah heck, I would have voted for ABO. But, I did the same thing in 2008 with McLame, and lo-and-behold, he was one of the co-sponsors of the NDAA which is totally unConstitutional!

    The Demonrat-light RHINO GOP is DEAD to me. I will no longer hold my nose for a candidate I did not choose or would want to represent my conservative values. Seriously, Romney?! That’s who the GOP chose as our candidate?! Well, I am through trying to salvage what conservative values we have left in this country. I will no longer vote by party line; either DemonRat or RHINO. And to all you nay-sayers that accuse me of ‘causing this LUITPOS who’s in office now, remember I voted for Romney.

    Someone has been saying it best and it deserves repeating:

    Let. It. Burn.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Yeah, you could call it, the Irrelevant Party.

    Nice of you to let everyone know of your low opinion of the Constitution.

    But then again, that’s standard liberal mindset so it’s really nothing new.

  • walknot

    The TEA party has NOT been rejected. Not by any means. Keep dreaming.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    …believing the lesser of two evils was in the best interest of our great country.

    The GOP’s problem is that’s precisely what they keep on serving up on a regular basis, and they never learn anything from the repeated losses.

  • shadow

    Nice of you to let everyone know of your low opinion of the Constitution.

    LMAO Ah,yes. The teabagger two-step. You pull one qualification out of a series of qualifications and pretend that is what I responded to. I guess that sort of thing impresses your simple-minded cohorts, but it truly just makes you look dishonest.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    You pull one qualification out of a series of qualifications and pretend that is what I responded to.

    Who’s “pretending”? If you think that a political party whose guiding principles would be rooted in the Constitution is “irrelevant”, just what is one to make of that?

    …but it truly just makes you look dishonest.

    Coming from you, that’s rich.

    But you keep on laughing your ass off, because the real joke is you.

  • shadow

    Who’s “pretending”? If you think that a political party whose guiding principles would be rooted in the Constitution is “irrelevant”, just what is one to make of that?

    You left out, “stands for conservatism” and excludes RINOs. BTW, the Constitution and conservatism and not synonymous, regardless of what you would like to believe.

  • charlotte

    Obama has dirt on Boehner. We need to find out what it is. I ask everyone to start looking

  • BigRed

    You left out, “stands for conservatism” and excludes RINOs. BTW, the Constitution and conservatism and not synonymous, regardless of what you would like to believe.

    You care about the Constitution? Sure you do. BTW, how did you get out of that monkey cage anyway? That zoo must be awfully frantic by now.

  • mark1973

    #9,Yes! Also,The repubs have reached virtual the same position and status of the ‘Whig’ paty of the 1850’s,when they became a virtual mirror image of the dems and the repub party was created to replace them. We have definitely reached that period again . It’s time for a Third Party and it’s time for it now!in our History

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    You left out, “stands for conservatism” and excludes RINOs.

    These are just extras. If you don’t care for them, that’s too bad.

    BTW, the Constitution and conservatism and not synonymous,..

    No one implied they were. It’s worth noting, however, that where the Constitution is concerned, conservatives are more likely to adhere to its principles than liberals.

    Way more likely.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    You care about the Constitution?

    Any liberal that would claim to care about the Constitution and the wisdom of what’s in it is more than likely full of crap.

  • Gary

    BJS

    I think what you overlook is that they care about the Constitution the way they interpret it, as a living document that is to be followed when it can be interpreted to support their agenda, and to be amended when it can’t.

    Glad to see so many people finally talking 3rd party. Third parties are only suicide if they fail to get traction. A viable third party could close the book on the Republican party, or at least force people in the party to decide what they really stand for. What do we have to fear from that? We can’t have our heads in the sand about where we stand in this country.

    BTW, a lot of countries have multi-party governing bodies. The UK and Japan are good examples. It doesn’t have to be one or the other.

  • catroach

    “Our political parties are one,with two names”.Russel Means.