Some have speculated that former Republican House majority leader Dick Armey's split from the conservative group FreedomWorks could be linked to the group's antagonistic attitude toward House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) after House GOP leadership kicked a few conservative lawmakers off some prominent committees.

But Armey says it isn't so.

“First of all, what happened between me and FreedomWorks is unrelated to what’s going on with John Boehner and largely unrelated to the Tea Party movement," Armey told Fox Business Network in an interview scheduled to air Wednesday night. "I left there because I had serious concerns about the ethical and moral behavior of the senior leadership."