Rep. Schweikert offers thanks for support on committee ouster

| December 8 2012

As you many of you may know, I was informed earlier this week that I was being removed from the House Financial Services Committee as a result of me sticking to my conservative principles.

I want to let you know that I do not consider this a setback and I plan to work even harder to save our Republic. I will continue to be unwavering in my commitment to talk about the issues that I feel are important to the future of this country.

I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support during the last week. I have received literally thousands of calls, emails, and letters from supporters encouraging me to continue the fight for conservative ideals and to not turn my back on my principles. My office has even received calls of support and encouragement from states as far away as Oregon and New Jersey.

Many of the country’s largest conservative groups, including Club for Growth, Freedomworks, and Heritage Action, have also stepped up to support me and the other conservatives who were also removed from their respective committees. Finally, the hard work of dozens of conservative bloggers, radio hosts, and columnists, who have helped tell the story of what is happening to conservatives in Congress, has meant a lot to me personally and my fellow conservatives in the U.S. House.

Thank you for giving me the chance to serve you in Congress and for your steadfast support over the last week. I promise you that I will continue to represent the values that you elected me to uphold. I would not be where I am today without all of you.

Thank you,

Signature

David

 

2 comments
dleeper47
dleeper47 moderator

I'm pleased and proud to have David Schweikert as my Congressman in AZ CD6.  In the past week, some conservatives in the blogging community have become so incensed at the actions of GOP leadership that they have dropped out of the GOP and re-registered as Independent (aka 'Party Not Declared' in Arizona).

I had occasion to ask Rep. Schweikert directly about the wisdom of such action, and he advised against it, saying it would have virtually no effect on the leadership.  It would be far better, he said, to become (or remain) a GOP Precinct Committeeman and work within the GOP to move the party back toward its conservative roots.

If you've been considering dropping your GOP registration (as I have), you may want to consider David's advice.

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

 @dleeper47 David's advice, and your advice, is the correct advice. There are only two pathways to political influence in America: The Democrats and the Republicans. Unless the Republicans were to collapse like the Whigs did, they are the only alternative to the Democrats. And if they did collapse, then whatever replaced them would be the only alternative. The structure of the political parties is designed to be run by citizens, if only they would choose to get involved and do the work. The Republican Party is what the people make of it. If you want to be politically relevant AND you want your agenda to see the light of day, the only way to do it is through the GOP. Third parties simply don't work.