Dick Armey’s Armed Coup Attempt

Well, you know, the NRA would say the employees of Freedom Works should have been armed, too.  Of course it is often difficult to sort out the good guys with guns from the bad guys with guns.


The day after Labor Day, just as campaign season was entering its final frenzy, FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization, went into free fall.

Richard K. Armey, the group’s chairman and a former House majority leader, walked into the group’s Capitol Hill offices with his wife, Susan, and an aide holstering a handgun at his waist. The aim was to seize control of the group and expel Armey’s enemies: The gun-wielding assistant escorted FreedomWorks’ top two employees off the premises, while Armey suspended several others who broke down in sobs at the news.

Freedom Works Armed Coup Attempt

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