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BOEHNER MOCKS TEA PARTY CAUCUS
by MATTHEW VADUM 9 Nov 2012, 7:28 AM PDT
House Speaker John Boehner dismissed the Tea Party as irrelevant in an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer yesterday, while at the same time sending out contradictory messages on taxes.
Two days after the presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were defeated in the election, Boehner stated incorrectly that there is no “Tea Party caucus to speak of in the House.” He then appeared to say Republicans now take the movement for granted, adding, “all of us who were elected in 2010 were supported by the Tea Party.”
Although the official Tea Party Caucus hasn’t been as active as other officially recognized congressional caucuses such as the Democratic-dominated Congressional Progressive Caucus, it has nonetheless existed since 2010.