The Daily Caller | 1/17/2019 | Staff
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Georgia Republican Rep. Jody Hice was removed from the House Armed Services Committee for voting against Rep. Kevin McCarthy for minority leader, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

Hice, who served on the committee since 2018 and is serving third term in congress, was removed from the committee after he decided to back Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan for House minority leader. McCarthy received 159 votes, compared to Jordan’s 43 votes, making him the minority leader of the House in a Dec. 14 vote.

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“While I am certainly disappointed that I will no longer have the privilege of serving on the House Armed Services Committee, I remain steadfast in my commitment to serving the 10th District of Georgia. My voting card belongs to them – and only them – and the priorities of my constituents will always be my central concern,” Hice said to TheDCNF. “I’m deeply honored to be their voice in Washington and will continue to support our men and women in uniform, fight for conservative policies, and help advance the President’s agenda.”

Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a Thursday phone call that the news regarding Hice’s departure from the committee is accurate, and saying that it is a loss for the committee.

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“Jody Heights is a good man. And you know you shouldn’t be punished for voting with your constituents and voting your conscience. And I’m glad Jody Hice is a member of the committee I get a serve on, which is the oversight committee,” Jordan said.

North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows praised Hice and told TheDCNF that he believes that this harms the party which is focusing on unity.

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“You’d be hard pressed to find any members in Congress who vote their conscience and listen to their constituents more than Jody Hice. His...
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