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ON CAPITOL HILL

Boehner boots another GOP congressman

Moderate Republican repeatedly voted against speaker's wishes

(WASHINGTON TIMES) Rep. Walter Jones, a rare moderate Republican, said he was “very disappointed” and “a little bit surprised” he was booted from a plum committee assignment after he repeatedly voted against House Speaker John A. Boehner’s wishes.

But the North Carolina lawmaker said he isn’t angry, has no regrets and vowed to continue to vote his conscience.

“I’m not going to sacrifice my integrity for anyone or any party,” Mr. Jones told a gathering of reporters at the Capitol Tuesday. “It’s the price you pay. I didn’t come up here to be a puppet for anyone. And I think the public back in my district, which is the most important, has seen I’m willing to do what I think is right.”

 

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