House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) lit into outside conservative groups like Heritage Action and FreedomWorks on Wednesday morning for opposing the just-negotiated budget deal before they even knew the details.
“You mean the groups that came out and opposed it before they ever saw it?” Boehner said to a journalist who had asked him about the groups’ opposition. “They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous.”
Negotiations over the budget between Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Pat Murray (D-WA) concluded Tuesday night, with voting set to begin as early as Thursday morning. The budget has support from GOP House leadership, who hope to avoid another costly budgetary battle like the one that led to the government shutdown in October. Heritage Action, meanwhile, one of the primary forces behind the shutdown tactics, opposes the deal.
Watch the full clip below, via MSNBC:
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