Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown

Associated Press
Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown

FILE - In this April 3, 2013, file photo, former Gov. Haley Barbour, right, and current Gov. Phil Bryant laugh prior to the unveiling of his portrait by artist Greg Cartmell of Meridian, Miss., at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington. Barbour is just as pointed, saying this about the tea party-fueled refusal to support spending measures that include money for Obama’s health care law: "It never had a chance." (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

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