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House Tea Partiers to the World: Burn, Baby, Burn

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Chaos, chaos, and chaos. Rep. Kevin McCarthy's withdrawal from the speaker's race has caused disarray -- that is, greater disarray -- within the House GOP conference. Hours after McCarthy's announcement, there was no word of what comes next. Who might jump in? Would a caretaker candidate emerge? How long could Speaker John Boehner stay in the job? And, it seemed, the House tea partiers who had somewhat caused this crisis -- they had succeeded in driving Boehner from the job and had deemed McCarthy insufficiently conservative -- were yearning for more chaos. The House Freedom Caucus, the tea party GOPers, put out this statement:

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