Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pelosi says GOP has hijacked 'tea party' movement

clipped from apnews.myway.com


WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is questioning whether the conservative "tea party" coalition truly represents a grass-roots movement.


In a broadcast interview, Pelosi calls tea party voters the "astroturf" movement. She says many of those voters have good intentions but that the Republican Party has hijacked the movement for its gain.


The San Francisco Democrat says the tea party coalition shares some common ground with Democrats, such as their dislike of special interests in Washington. She cited public disdain for the recent Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance that allows companies and unions to spend freely on ads that promote or target particular candidates by name.


Pelosi spoke in an interview with ABC's "This Week" that was airing Sunday.


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