Heritage Action Balks At Firing Of GOP Group Exec.

Heritage Action on Thursday defended Paul Teller, the former executive director of the Republican Study Committee, who was fired Wednesday amid accusations that he leaked private conversations.

The Conservative Action Project, a group of representatives from conservative organizations, released a statement Wednesday criticizing the RSC’s decision to fire Teller, Politico reported.

“For over a decade, he has been the guiding light of conservatism on Capitol Hill.  No one has done more to advance conservative principles and block the liberal agenda than Paul Teller,” the statement reads. 

The group was also displeased with House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) comments on Wednesday that conservative groups are “using” members by opposing the budget deal.

“Given this action, and the earlier comments by the Speaker, it is clear that the conservative movement has come under attack on Capitol Hill today,” the CAP statement reads.

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