Former Rep. Dick Armey has resigned as chairman of Freedom Works, the influential tea party group, in a move that reflects the post-election turmoil of the far right.
The group's leadership disagreed over the direction of the nonprofit group that helps organize and fund tea party efforts and events, the Washington Post reported. Armey wanted to work more alongside GOP leaders, while others at the group balked at the idea, the Post said.
But tensions went further than that. Armey accused the organization's CEO, Matt Kibbe, of unethical behavior. Armey felt it was wrong for Kibbe to profit personally from a book written with Freedom Works resources and that he should put the earnings back into the organization, the, Daily Caller reported.
Of course, this coming from a guy who, news reports say, accepted an $8 million payout from the organization to leave.