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Kinzinger And Scott Represent Tea Party On GOP Transitional Committee

November 16, 2010 by  

Kinzinger and Scott represent Tea Party on GOP transitional committeeTwo Tea Party-backed Republicans have been appointed to the GOP House transition team that is responsible for overseeing the party's shift from minority to majority.

Politico.com reports that Representatives-elect Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined more than a dozen incumbent Republicans on Nov. 9 to meet with House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), who is expected to become Speaker of the House in January. Scott was one of two African-American Republicans elected on Nov. 2.

The 22-member transition team, which is led by Representative Greg Walden (R-Ore.), recently met with Representatives Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) and Jim Nussle (R-Iowa), who each led their respective parties' transition into power — Capuano in 2006 and Nussle in 1994.

A notable exemption from the current transition team is Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who is the founder of the House Tea Party Caucus and who is aiming for the position of Republican Conference chairman, NPR reports. Her rival for the leadership post, Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), was named to the transition group.

"It's the ideas and ideals of the Tea Party that are important and need to be represented at the table," Bachmann told USA Today

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  • Dan az

    With the new blood in there you would think that they would not indoctrinate them all back to the old ways of doing business at least you would hope.If they take the first stand against this impostor the rest would be history. Just show them where to hand their coats and let them get to business.

    • Jeep

      There has always been a problem with each new congress, the problem of “business as usual”. Throughout our history congressmen have come to Washington with high ideals, only to be jaded and turned to conform. The theory has always been that, in order to do business there is a “give and take”. Well, clearly this new freshmen class has a mandate to change from “business as usual”. Time will tell, but indications are looking good that, at least for a while, this new group will not compromise.

      • Dan az

        Hey Jeep
        We can only hope for the change that is coming.I heard today that while on vacation / work (ya right) obumer said in kenya that he was born there.I can only hope that its true and we can get to business on treason charges soon.

  • http://none Ravell

    God has given our nation over to the Obamunists and only He can deliver us, not politicians.

  • jopa

    RAVELL;So you are saying it is Gods will that Obama was his choice for America.I must disagree in that it was the American people, and the majority that put him in office.However if you say so, God blessed America.However there are thousands that want to go against Gods will in America today and act as if they are on the side of the Taliban and say bad things about Gods choice and our president.

    • Dan az

      Jopa why are you still here?Go to the back of the bus!

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