Allen West factor? Politico says House GOP freshmen moving toward Boehner planby George Bennett | July 27th, 2011
House Speaker John Boehner‘s two-step debt-ceiling plan got a rough reception from many conservatives and the Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday, forcing GOP leadership to put off a vote that had been slated for today.
But Politico is reporting today that support for the Boehner plan from members of the tea party-dominated House GOP freshman class “appears to be building” after a GOP conference meeting this morning. The Politico story quotes U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, the national tea party celeb who declared himself an early backer of the Boehner plan on Tuesday.
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