Tea Party

Dick Armey Quits FreedomWorks

Cites "matters of principle" as the reason for his departure

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Former Rep. Dick Armey (R-TX) has quit the Koch brothers-linked tea party group FreedomWorks, according to an internal communique obtained by Mother Jonesmagazine.

From the sound of his letter, it was not a happy parting.

The missive, which the former House majority leader confirmed he wrote, demands payment through Dec. 31 even though it opens by explaining that his resignation was effective Nov. 30.