After the president and Congressional leaders came to an agreement last night on Staten Island House Republican Freshman Michael Grimm told Wolf Blitzer last night that he will vote “yes” on the measure.
This plan does have cuts and more importantly it has the caps and it also brings up the Balanced Budget Amendment, which I think is extremely important to this debate,” he said. “”The American people….should vote on whether we have a Balanced Budged Amendment.”
Grimm was elected with the help of Tea Party, and had always said that he would not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless substantial cuts were made.
“This new class and the Tea Party movement wants bold changes to Washington immediately. The reality is that Washington is systemically broken. Much worse than even I imagined, until you get here and see it. To have bold changes to something so systemically broken is going to take time. So I understand their frustrations.”
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