David Lewis, a 26 year old Tea Party activist believes the man he is mounting a primary challenge against, Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), is a “socialist.”
Appearing on Fox’s Your World with Neil Cavuto, Lewis stated that the reason he has decided to challenge Boehner is because he voted to fund Planned Parenthood and for a bill that would have overturned President Obama’s health care reform law.
“Well, John Boehner is a socialist. I’m not calling him names,” said Lewis, in response to Cavuto’s rebuttal that the bill Boehner voted for was already doomed. “Here is someone that refuses to phase out Social Security.”
Cavuto further pressed Lewis, asking him whether the Tea Party at large supported Lewis in his attacks on Speaker Boehner.
Michael Lester contributed to this report.
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