Multiple Sources: Dick Armey leaves DLJ Piper over health care protests

Written by admin on August 15th, 2009

Former House Republican leader Dick Armey left his strategic advisory position at top firm DLJ Piper.  Multiple news sources report that it was due to his active organization of speakers at the health care round tables through his chairmanship of the conservative group FreedomWork.

At the NY Times: (registration required)

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/15/us/15lobby.html

Now, having cut a deal with this administration to limit their share of the costs, the drug companies are on the other side. Foreseeing new profits from the expansion of health coverage, they are spending as much as $150 million on advertisements to support the president’s plan. To their embarrassment, however, Mr. Armey has continued to oppose the plan as the chairman of the independent conservative group FreedomWorks. The group has helped turn out rowdy demonstrators at town-hall-style meetings with lawmakers around the country.

At Politico:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/26128.html

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) is resigning from DLA Piper law firm amid a wave of negative attention his grassroots organization, Freedom Works, has drawn for helping to organize protesters at health care town hall meetings with members of Congress.

In an interview with POLITCO Armey said that he was concerned about the media scrutiny the health care protests were drawing to the firm he has been associated with since retiring from Congress.

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