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Labrador saddened by Boehner's attack

Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) said he was saddened to hear Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) publicly admonish outside conservative groups.

Boehner on Wednesday had criticized a number of conservative outside spending groups who came out in opposition to the budget deal reached this week before the details were sealed.

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“In fact, it's a shame because in our conference, we have members of our conference that are constantly pulling out their cards and saying that they'll do whatever John Boehner tells them to do,” Labrador, a conservative member, said on CNN Wednesday night. “I was really saddened to see John Boehner do this, and I've actually had a good relationship with him.”
During a press briefing on Wednesday, Boehner said it was “ridiculous” that outside groups were “using our members, and … using the American people for their own goals.”

Labrador, a Tea Party favorite, said he does not allow any outside groups to influence his vote. He also charged that groups like Heritage Action and FreedomWorks were acting on information that had been leaked by House leadership itself.

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