Report: Dick Armey Stepping Down As Chairman Of Tea Party Outfit FreedomWorks

 

Former Rep. Dick Armey (R-TX) has resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks following a dispute over the direction of the leading tea party organization, Mother Jones reports

Armey’s decision has yet been made public, but his resignation was outlined in an email sent to Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, and obtained by Mother Jones on Monday. The email indicates that the two sides are not parting on congenial terms.

From the report in Mother Jones:

In the email, Armey indicated that he wants nothing to do with FreedomWorks anymore. He asked that all user names, passwords, and security-related data created in his name be emailed to him by the close of business on December 4. He even insisted that FreedomWorks—”effective immediately”—was “prohibited” from using a booklet he authored. Was Armey’s resignation a reaction to the recent election results? “Obviously I was not happy with the election results,” he says. “We might’ve gotten better results if we had gone in a different direction. But it isn’t that I got my nose out of line because we should’ve done better.”

 

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