In a move that shouldn't surprise anyone here on paper, Renee Ellmers has joined the other Repub members of the state's congressional delegation on the Republican Study Committee, one of two "wingnut caucuses" in the House (the other being Michele Bachmann's Tea Party Caucus).
I say "on paper" because this is the same same outfit that put out a press release describing the escrow fund set up by BP as the product of a "Chicago-style shakedown" -- language similar to what Joe Barton used in an Energy and Commerce Committee hearing.
Even though Barton was basically strongarmed into apologizing, the RSC press release is still linked up. So apparently the House Repub leadership, despite its official disavowal of Barton's remarks, still stands by it -- eight of the top nine Repub leaders (all except Boehner) are members of the RSC. So tell us, Congresswoman--do you stand by this as well?