As a member of Congress, Armey came out in favor of endless disastrous legislation. These laws included the Telecommunications Act,  which accelerated corporate consolidation in the media; the Defense of Marriage Act ,  which set the Federal definition of marriage only between a man and a woman and allowed states to refuse recognition of same-sex marriages legal in other states; the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act,  which repealed the Glass-Steagall legislation; and the USA PATRIOT Act ,  which opened up a Pandora's box of authoritarian crackdowns on privacy and civil liberties. Finally, after being convinced by Dick Cheney that Saddam Hussein 's family had al-Qaeda ties and he was developing nuclear weapons ,  Armey voted for the Iraq War. Termed "the healthcare flap" by Politico  explaining our above chosen headline , Armey was later forced to leave his position at DLA Piper as a result of the obvious conflict of interest, one the one hand, between Armey's clients there — supportive of health care reform as they were — and, on the other hand, FreedomWorks' epic struggle against Obama's socialist death panels. The RationalWiki Moderator Election has concluded and the results are now posted! Jump to: navigation , search.
Dick Armey: “This Kind of Secrecy Is Why I Left” FreedomWorks
Dick Armey: “This Kind of Secrecy Is Why I Left” FreedomWorks – Mother Jones
He was a U. Representative from Texas's 26th congressional district — and House Majority Leader — He was one of the engineers of the " Republican Revolution " of the s, in which Republicans were elected to majorities of both houses of Congress for the first time in four decades. Armey was one of the chief authors of the Contract with America.
The arrangement, he says, will allow him to "never have to work again forever. In an interview with ABC News as he was winding down his Wii Fit workout, Armey spoke frankly and at length about his dispute with FreedomWorks, his eyebrow raising consulting contract, and the strategy of the Republican Party. Armey, 72, was a leader in the Republican takeover of the House and became House majority leader. He retired from Congress in and had become a leader of the Tea Party movement in recent years. The Washington Post this week detailed what it called a coup Armey tried to pull off at FreedomWorks in September with the help of gun carrying aide after his relationship with FreedomWorks' president, Matt Kibbe, became hostile.
FreedomWorks is a conservative and libertarian advocacy group based in Washington D. FreedomWorks trains volunteers, assists in campaigns, and encourages them to mobilize, interacting with both fellow citizens and their political representatives. It is widely associated with the Tea Party movement. FreedomWorks originated from a conservative political group founded by the brothers David H.