WASHINGTON (AP) - Tea partiers rallying in Washington say House Speaker John Boehner should stay in his job - for now.
Gathered across the street from the Capitol Wednesday, members of the populist movement said they want Boehner (BAY'-nur) to rebuff any deals that don't include steep spending cuts, even if the Aug. 2 deadline passes and the U.S. begins a first-ever default.
One group in the loosely-affiliated movement, Tea Party Nation, issued an online call Wednesday for Boehner to step down. But in Washington, some tea partiers said that the Ohio Republican deserves time to strike what they consider a good deal. Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, a House freshman who attended the event, said Boehner is doing a "hell of a job" and that any talk of resignation is inappropriate.
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