House Speaker John Boehner
House Speaker John Boehner said today he "should be" considered a member of the tea party. The Republican from Ohio told a Cincinnati radio station he’s a "big believer" in the tea party and its stance on the issues, according to the Hill. When asked if he were a card-carrying member, Boehner said "I should be.”
“I don't know if I actually pay dues, but I'm a big believer in the tea party," said Boehner. "I talk to tea party activists all over my district and all over the country every day." Though, his spokesperson said doesn't plan to join anything outside of the GOP.
Meanwhile, Sen. Mark Rubio seems to be biting the hand that fed him. Rubio opted against joining the caucus despite their major support of him in the midterms. Awkward.