Boehner praises Bachmann
June 14th, 2011
10:59 AM ET
10 years ago

Boehner praises Bachmann

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner, who has repeatedly declined to weigh in on the 2012 Republican presidential field, on Tuesday praised Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), who officially joined the race during Monday night's GOP debate in New Hampshire.

"I think she did a really good job last night," Boehner said when asked about Bachmann's performance in the CNN debate. "I think she is a bright member of our caucus. It's one of the reasons why I appointed her to the intelligence committee."

Boehner also said he believes the other Republican House members competing for the nomination, including Texas Rep. Ron Paul, stack up well against the other Republican candidates.

"I think my colleagues in the House that are in this race have as good a shot as anybody else," Boehner said. "I think we saw a bright field of candidates"

"It is going to be a long process," Boehner added, declining to endorse a candidate.

soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. NVa Native

    Xwinglady – you are right (sorry ) correct!
    We all know Repubs only care about the political ploy of using the fetus of the poor to promote their brand of hate and fear. GOPers loose interest as soon as they are born.
    Except when they survive to the age of 18 and then it's all about suppression of their vote for as long as they live, demonizing them, even when the kid works so hard and overcomes so many challenges and actually achieves the epitome of the American dream and becomes the President of the United States, they still hate and fear him.

    June 14, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Good thing she's on the intelligence committee - hope they hand out a lot of it to her.

    June 14, 2011 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Democrat Class Warfare ...... wrote:
    I'm glad to see they have the same goal as a majority of the American people.
    I'm not glad to have to wait until 2012 to "get 'er' done"!!
    The majority of the American people want jobs. The Republicans ran on jobs in 2010-The Great Sucker Punch. Instead of jobs, the Republicans taken advantage of their victories to resume taking America back to an earlier era, The Great Depression.

    June 14, 2011 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
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