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Chaffetz: Meadows Voting Against Party ‘A Factor’ In Ouster

House Oversight Committee Chairman Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said voting against the party was “a factor” among “a variety of factors” in Representative Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) removal from a subcommittee chairmanship and that the removal was not something he communicated with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) prior to doing on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

Chaffetz, in response to allegations from Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) that he was ousted as a subcommittee chair after he voted against House leadership, said (relevant exchange begins around 3:15) that Meadows’ vote was “a factor, but there were a variety of factors in my making that decision and making the change there. Mr. Meadows is a good person, he can vote how he wants to vote, but if you’re going to be in a leadership position, I expect a lot of things. I don’t expect you to vote every way that I want you to, left to itself, I did not push him out the door or away from this subcommittee chairmanship based solely on that vote, but there were a variety of factors.”

He added that he never communicated with Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) before the Meadows ouster, and hadn’t directly spoken to him about the decision. And “When I made this decision, there were a variety of factors, there were a lot of people who had input, but I did not speak with the speaker about this.”

(h/t The Right Scoop)

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