Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, one of the most conservative members of Congress and founder of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus, will deliver an alternative response to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 25th, her office confirmed Friday.
The speech, which will be broadcast online and sponsored by Tea Party Express, a California-based political action committee, will compete with the Republican’s official response by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee.
A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said that members of the caucus were welcome to respond to the president’s speech.
“Whether it is through a press release, Twitter, the Internet, on television, radio, via Facebook, or by other means, virtually every member of Congress will share their thoughts on the President’s State of the Union,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told The Daily Caller.
Tea Party Express announced Bachmann’s speech in an e-mail sent to supporters Friday morning.