Freshman lawmaker fears Boehner will cave on taxes once sequester hits

By Pete Kasperowicz – 02/20/13

Freshman Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) said Tuesday that he fears Republicans, and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in particular, will cave in and accept a tax hike once the sequester hits in March.

“My concern, and I think the concern of a lot of Republicans in Congress, is that once the sequester takes effect, people are going to be screaming for a deal, and that deal ultimately is going to be what the president wants — to raise taxes,” Bridenstine said, according to the Tulsa World.

“And if there’s enough pressure, [Boehner] will bring it to the floor and 200 Democrats and 30 or 40 Republicans will vote for it,” he added. “And once again you have the Speaker caucusing with the Democrats.”

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