Rep. David Schweikert has been removed from his seat on the House Financial Services Committee, and aides to the Arizona Republican claim the move was retaliation for voting against House GOP leaders too often.
John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other top Republicans were huddled in a
Steering Committee meeting on Monday. That panel, which is controlled in
large part by Boehner, decides who sits on the various House
Schweikert — who was en route from Arizona to Capitol Hill on Monday — will now serve on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) will replace Schweikert on the Financial Services Committee.