The Armey of Dick is marching away from FreedomWorks for a mere $8 million. People power!
“Dick Armey agreed to quit freedom works in exchange for — $8 million. Holy grassroots, Batman! It was worth $8 million to FreedomWorks to make Dick Armey go away.”
“For Mr. Armey’s part he says that, really, his departure from FreedomWorks was just a matter of principle. That was the quote from him. “My differences with FreedomWorks are a matter of principle.” Which means on the $8 million check that you write to me, please put “principle” in the memo line. Because that’s why I’m leaving. Principle.”
“Why would anybody think the tea party movement is in disarray…”
WASHINGTON — Dick Armey’s resignation as chairman of FreedomWorks follows months of turmoil, accusations of unethical behavior, top officials being put on administrative leave and a wave of staff departures inside the tea party-affiliated organization.
Multiple sources inside FreedomWorks told The Daily Caller that Armey’s resignation — made public this week but in the works for months — came about after the former House Majority Leader became angry with how FreedomWorks CEO and president Matt Kibbe was operating the organization.
“We had serious differences of opinion about the process of how you do business, and I wanted to move on,” Armey told TheDC in a Tuesday phone interview.