Dem  Rep. Chris Van Hollen picking up where Bawney Fwank left off.

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) told a crowd gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has given “veto power to the most extreme members of the Tea Party caucus.”

Van Hollen called on the House to vote on a Senate measure that would raise taxes on individuals making more than $200,000 in order to avoid the fiscal cliff.

The Democrat claimed that the Republican Boehner will not call for the vote because of the Tea Party caucus: “So even though a majority of the members of the House, duly elected by the American people, Republicans and Democrats, even though a majority of them would vote for the Senate-passed bill he’s saying, ‘we’re not going to allow you to vote’.  In other words, he’s given veto power to the most extreme members of the Tea Party caucus.”

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