There is no tea party caucus independent of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives, Speaker of the House John Boehner said Thursday in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer.

“We’ve got members from all different types — all walks of life, if you will,” Boehner said.

“But do they come back changed by this election?” Sawyer asked.

“Well, listen, I think this has been the most misreported story of my two years’ tenure,” Boehner replied. “We don’t have a tea party caucus to speak of in the House. All of us who were elected in 2010 were supported by the tea party.”

“These are ordinary Americans who’ve taken a more active role in our government. They want solutions. But we’ve all come a long way over the past two years. We all understand each other a lot better,” Boehner added.

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