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Tom DeLay: Paul Ryan Is ‘Another Boehner’

On Thursday’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on the Fox Business Network, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) took aim at Speaker-Elect Paul Ryan (R-WI) for not signaling he will do more to overturn what he deemed to be a backroom budget deal.

DeLay pointed out how two-thirds of the House GOP voted against it and that from here on out, Ryan needs to lay down a marker showing he’s willing to lead Republicans in the right direction.

“He talks a good game but he’s already started in his action of maybe being another Boehner,” DeLay said. “I got to tell you – I am so upset with that backroom deal that they cut against the American people. Two-thirds of the Republicans in the House voted against it. What he needs to do starting today is overturning that agreement and he can do that in the spending bills and the appropriations process next year. He needs to establish where the Republicans are and reflect that in the bills that he passes and send them to Senate and see what the Senate does with them. He’s got to show the American people that he is for them, that he is with them and through his members, he’s going to lead them.”

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