Tea Party's Rep. Farenthold: 'I Don't Think We're Extreme'

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Everyone says that nobody wants a government shutdown, but freshman lawmakers who are backed by the Tea Party are being pressured not to compromise. Meanwhile, in private talks, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) met with President Obama Wednesday night. They said they made progress. However, there is no compromise yet, explains Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich, who is following developments in Washington.

Todd Zwillich reports on one Tea Party freshman who thinks that the shutdown may be the only way to get the government back on track.

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Todd Zwillich

Comments [1]

Charles

I'm wondering when The Takeaway had its meeting with "the caucus" as Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) referred to it, which urged all Democrats to use the word "extreme" to refer to the Republicans' budget negotiations.

This discussion seemed to be scripted by The Takeaway's Democrat friends.

Apr. 07 2011 11:46 AM

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