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In a closed-door GOP meeting following the vote, BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbying World 'Ready for Michelle' PACs urge 2020 run News Flash: Trump was never going to lock Clinton up MORE promised there would be no retribution for the members who opposed him. Huelskamp was one of four Republicans who had already lost committee slots because they'd bucked leadership.

Huelskamp hails from a safely Republican seat. With some Tea Party heroes like Reps. Allan West (R-Fla.) and Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) losing reelection in 2012, there's an opening for others to step into that role — and he seems to be relishing that position.