Paul Ryan: There’s No GOP Civil War, Boehner Just Got Emotional

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House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) told a Wisconsin-based radio station on Monday that there is no GOP “civil war” over the bipartisan budget deal he struck, despite tea party opposition.

He downplayed Speaker John Boehner’s fierce criticism of outside conservative groups who bashed the agreement — the Ohio Republican said last week they’ve “lost all credibility.”

“I think John’s emotions got ahead of him a bit,” Ryan told 620WTMJ radio’s Charles Sykes.

“I credit the tea party with helping get our mojo back,” he said, calling the outside groups “absolutely essential” to the conservative agenda.

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