Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) announced Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) is the first member of her House Tea Party Caucus, and she assures all concerned the Caucus will not become “an alternative, conservative voice to the the GOP House leadership.” See a video below.
The Tea Party Caucus has its first meeting tomorrow, July 21st. Bachmann said she has been handing out invitations to attend, and the feedback has been positive. She credits U.S. Senate candidate, Rand Paul, Republican from Kentucky for the idea.
The idea is for the caucus to bring in “real people from various walks of life” to speak to its members about issues resonating within the Tea Party movement. “Usually we invite experts in,” Bachmann said of other caucuses in the House. “Well, these are experts in just being regular Americans,” she said.
Bachmann says the Caucus is a “set of ideas” and the goal is for Americans to know they are being listened to, and to promote less spending and lower taxes – Taxed Enough Already (TEA)
Bachmann says the Caucus is bipartisian and has invited Nancy Pelosi to join…bwwwhaaaahaaaahaaaaa!