02/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

House GOP Leader Tells Rush To Back Off

Rush Limbaugh may command a large following, but his caustic comments Monday about the GOP's congressional leadership have one of the House's leading conservatives defending his colleagues and offering an unusually candid critique of the talk radio powerhouse and his fellow commentators.

Responding to President Obama's recommendation to Republican congressional leaders last week that they not follow Limbaugh's lead, the conservative talkmeister said on his show that Obama is "obviously more frightened of me than he is Mitch McConnell. He's more frightened of me, than he is of, say, John Boehner, which doesn't say much about our party."

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