Bachmann called leaderships approach a tremendous model. Ive been here eight years, I can attest it hasnt always been that way, she said. We will historically refer back to this debate as the model for going forward. Some critics say the House GOP leaderships surprise pulling of its initial immigration bill Thursday was an embarrassing stumble and a sign of weakness, saying a stronger leadership team would have been able to muscle the bill through. But Rep. John Fleming, R-La., denies the action reflected poorly on the team. Its like climbing Mt. Everest trying to pass something like this, he said after a close-door meeting with his House GOP colleagues late Thursday.
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