In praising Tea Party, Bachmann swipes at Boehner’s leadership

Michael O’Brien
The Hill

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) expressed sympathy on Monday for Tea Party groups’ dissatisfaction with House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) leadership on the debt ceiling.

Bachmann, founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, gave her blessings to representatives of Tea Party groups who, at a Monday event, questioned whether the Speaker had done enough to address spending or shown enough fight in negotiations over raising the U.S. debt limit.

The Minnesota congresswoman didn’t show at the event, and she didn’t mention Boehner or any other Republican leader by name in the statement she released supporting Tea Party efforts. But she openly encouraged the Tea Party to “keep up the fight,” a move that, while possibly complicating her relationship with leadership, could play into her posturing for a potential run for president.

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