Tea Party Group FreedomWorks Takes Credit For Boehner’s ‘Ouster’

Tea party group FreedomWorks on Friday took credit for the announcement that House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) plans to resign in October.

FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon called Boehner’s impending resignation “an example of grassroots politics at it’s best and is a huge victory for the House Freedom Caucus” in a statement.

“At the beginning of the year, conservatives were mocked for trying to oust Boehner from the speakership,” Brandon said in the statement. “Now we see that punishing principled members didn’t work. This brings a new era of Members being responsive to their constituents and upholding their promises.”

The FreedomWorks CEO also credited the group’s activists with pressuring members of Congress to boot Boehner from the speakership.

“This is because of them, and whoever becomes the new speaker needs to keep this in mind,” Brandon said of the group’s activists. “Washington is run by the people, not politicians and special interests.”

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: