Time to Oust GOP's Boehner and Cantor? Full Tea Party Not Yet on Board. (Video)

By Dave Cook Washington Bureau Chief | The Christian Science Monitor, April 5, 2011 | Go to article overview

Time to Oust GOP's Boehner and Cantor? Full Tea Party Not Yet on Board. (Video)


Dave Cook Washington Bureau Chief, The Christian Science Monitor


The tea party movement is not yet on the same page over whether House Speaker John Boehner and majority leader Eric Cantor should be targeted in 2012 for not pushing harder on budget cuts.

The tea party movement is not on the same page - at least at the moment - over whether two top Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner and majority leader Eric Cantor, should be targeted in the 2012 elections for not pushing harder for federal budget cuts.

One group, Tea Party Nation, has called for the defeat of the top House Republicans in the next election. "There are currently some very specific plans by some very serious people to make sure that both Boehner and Cantor not only have primary opposition in the next election, but to also make certain they lose their next primary," Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips wrote Monday on the group's website, as reported by Bloomberg News.

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On the other hand, Tea Party Express Chairwoman Amy Kremer, speaking at a Monitor-sponsored breakfast for reporters on Tuesday, said her group has "not gotten there yet," though it is "paying attention to what is going on."

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