Is there a divide between the GOP and tea party members? No, says House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
On Tuesday, as voters head to cast ballots in several states that have contested GOP primaries, Boehner said the tea party has had a positive impact by bringing “great energy to our political process,” The Washington Post reports.
And he also said the two have a lot in common.
There’s not that big a difference between what you call the tea party and your average conservative Republican, he said. We’re against Obamacare, we think taxes are too high, we think government is too big. I wouldn’t continue to sing that same song.
Earlier this month, Boehner beat handily defeated two tea party candidates in his Ohio district.