Monday, October 21, 2013

Dick Cheney defends the tea party: 'These are Americans'

FILE - In this April 17, 2013 file photo, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney leaves after attending the funeral service of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at St. Paul's Cathedral, in London. In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," Cheney says he once feared that terrorists could use the electrical device that had been implanted near his heart to kill him and had his doctor disable its wireless function. (AP Photo/Olivia Harris, Pool, File)
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the tea party's assault on Obamacare on Monday, calling it a "normal, healthy reaction" to President Barack Obama, whom Cheney referred to as the "most radical operator" in Washington.

In an interview on NBC's "Today" show, Cheney said the tea party has been a positive influence on politics.

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