It’s Official

Tea Party Caucus Gains Approval

Get ready for the official House Tea Party Caucus: Conservative firecracker Michele Bachmann, a Republican representative from Minnesota, announced via Twitter on Monday that the Committee on House Administration has approved her proposal to create a caucus for the right-wing movement. “This caucus will espouse the timeless principles of our founding, principles that all members of Congress have sworn to uphold,” Bachmann wrote in a statement. “The American people are doing their part and making their voices heard and this caucus will prove that there are some here in Washington willing to listen.” Other caucuses already in the House range from the Congressional Black Caucus to the Wine Caucus. While not all GOP members will be eager to join the Tea Party Caucus, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence has already committed. When asked if he’d join up with the new group, Pence told CBS, “You betcha.”