Can Judson Phillips Really 'Primary Boehner'?

04/12/2011 10:48 am ET | Updated Jun 12, 2011
  • Stephanie Mencimer Mother Jones

The size of the budget cuts was indeed unprecedented, especially in the middle of a bad economy. Naturally, though, it wasn't good enough for the tea party. The movement's leaders took to the cable airwaves and twittershpere to decry the deal as insufficiently ruthless. Amidst the negotiations Friday, Judson Phillips, the leader of the Tennessee-based Tea Party Nation, tweeted, "Boehner is selling us out tonight. We will primary Boehner next year."

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