John Boehner Told Not To ‘Fold’ As Government Shutdown Looms
With a government shutdown looming, leaders in the Tea Party community urged House Speaker John Boehner not to cave and agree to a budget compromise with Democrats that contains anything less than $61 billion in spending cuts.
Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Debbie Dooley said if Boehner agrees to a deal that fails to meet that threshold, then the Republican party “will have broken their campaign promise,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The suggestion was presumably made in reference to a “Pledge to America” released by congressional Republicans last year outlining plans to reduce government spending.
“If they fold on this, then they will fold on the debt ceiling and they will fold on budget 2012,” she said before asking, “Why should we trust them further to keep their promises?”