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Video: Conservative demands Hastert, GOP leaders step down

Published: Tuesday October 3, 2006

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Richard Viguerie, conservative activist and author of Conservatives Betrayed, speaks out against Speaker Dennis Hastert in an appearance on CNN.

"This president has surrounded himself with mostly big government corporate types," says Vigeurie. "My advice to conservatives is not to think of ourselves as Republicans, because Republicans have abandoned us... We should think of ourselves as a 'third force.' ... It's time for us to act independent of the Republican Party."

Viguerie called for the immediate resignation of Hastert and "most of the leadership" of the Republicans in the wake of the handling of the Foley scandal (as reported extensively on RAW STORY).