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Responding to a question about Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) Tea Party Caucus, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) says although he declined to join the caucus, the political movement “should not be dismissed. “These folks are the tip of the iceberg,” says Boehner. “They represent the same values, concerns, frustration, anger and fear that you see from tens of millions of other Americans who aren’t on the streets yet.”
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House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) discussed the Republican party’s efforts to win back the majority in the upcoming midterm elections at a lunch sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor. He said a Republican takeover was going to be “an uphill climb” but it is definitely a possibility. He said the current leadership has lacked transparency and has caused unprecedented deficits, which Republicans would try to fix once they are in the majority.
John Andrew Boehner is a Republican American politician who is currently serving as the House Minority Leader in the 111th Congress. He serves as a U.S. Representative from Ohio’s 8th congressional district, which includes several rural and suburban areas near Cincinnati and Dayton and a small portion of Dayton itself.