Bachmann: Republicans stopped sucking their thumbs long ago

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann snapped back at Republican leadership Monday after the financial rescue bill failed. After the vote didn't pass, Republican Minority Leader John Boehner didn't waste time pointing fingers at the other side saying, “The speaker had to give a partisan voice that poisoned our conference, caused a number of members that we thought we could get to go south.”

But Bachmann said Republican reps aren't that childish.

Bachmann spoke at a Republican Study Committee press conference shortly after and fought back:

"I want to assure you that was not the case. We are not babies who suck our thumbs. We have very principled reasons for voting no."

We're not sure if she got confused about Boehner's accusations or is just standing up for herself. What a turn of events after the Republicans lifted her up as the shining example of a conservative female fighting minorities and ignoring her home district.

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