Boehner: “I Was the Tea Party Before There Was the Tea Party”…

Via Mediaite:

House Speaker John Boehner isn’t terribly beloved by conservatives and more tea party-types these days, but he still has to work with a lot of them in Congress to get things done. Fox News’ Bret Baier asked Boehner about this in an interview tonight; whether he can get everyone working together better just on his side of the aisle.

Boehner said, “I do, I do. Listen, I was the tea party before there was a tea party.”

The speaker elaborated, “I understand their concerns, I understand their frustrations. But we have a constitution that we abide by and we’re gonna live by.” He said they’re going to both hold Obama accountable and try to find common ground with him in the next two years.

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