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Martin: Senate Should Swiftly Confirm Scott Pruitt to be EPA Administrator

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the confirmation hearing of EPA Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt. “Today, Scott Pruitt showed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the nation as a whole why he will be such an effective EPA Administrator once he is confirmed. As Oklahoma’s Attorney General and as a state senator, Mr. Pruitt developed a reputation for fighting the EPA’s unconstitutional over-regulation under President Obama, which harmed our economy and killed badly-needed jobs. Scott Pruitt has a demonstrated commitment to ...

Youth organization: So-called youth-misery index increased 36 percent under President Obama

Young America’s Foundation, a conservative nonprofit dedicated to educating young people about American civic engagement, says its Youth Misery Index – calculated using youth-unemployment, student-loan and national-debt-per-capita numbers – increased 36 percent during President Obama’s tenure. Young America’s Foundation has the full report: Young Americans, a generation that provided critical support to the President in 2008 and 2012, have slogged through the last eight years and will be chained to its impact on their futures for years to come. The youth unemployment rate is almost 15 percent and the average student in the class of ...

Here’s the Twitter chatter surrounding Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearings

Proponents of Environmental Protection Agency Administration Nominee Scott Pruitt took to Twitter today at the outset of the candidate’s confirmation hearings. Here’s what they’re saying: Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Former Jeb Bush Campaign Spokesperson Tim Miller Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) GOP National State Policy Director Matt Pinnell President-elect Donald J. Trump’s EPA Administrator Nominee Scott Pruitt will demand an agency that safeguards the liberties of ...

Press-secretary designate: Trump will meet with Martin Luther King III today

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Press Secretary-designate Sean Spicer this morning tweeted the soon-to-be commander in chief will meet with Martin Luther King III, the son of civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr., to discuss his father’s legacy – this on the heels of President-elect Trump tweeting out a message encouraging his followers to “honor” Dr. Luther King, Jr. “for being the great man that he was!” Click here to support President-elect Donald J. Trump as he heads into his inauguration and as his nominees continue to champion through their confirmations hearings!

Here’s the Twitter chatter surrounding Sen. Jeff Sessions’ attorney-general confirmation hearings

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin https://twitter.com/jennybethm/status/819017486297395205 Human Coalition National Outreach Director Rev. Dean Nelson https://twitter.com/Deanlife1/status/818614713554731011 Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino https://twitter.com/JCNSeverino/status/818944260401692672 https://twitter.com/JCNSeverino/status/818942090201755652 Senate Judiciary Committee Member Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) https://twitter.com/SenMikeLee/status/818883923258314754 Senate Judiciary Committee Member Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/818893351537754112 U.S. Sen. ...

OUTRAGEOUS: Pelosi says ‘grandma’ will wind up ‘living in the guest room’ if Obamacare defunded

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in yet another example of how out-of-touch she is with everyday Americans predicted Wednesday grandmothers – God, forbid! – will end up living with their children if Obamacare is stripped of its funding. “If you’re a senior, you know Medicaid, almost half of Medicaid, is about long-term healthcare. You want grandma living in the guest room, you repeal the Affordable Care Act. If you go along with – this is part of an initiative that is part of the Ryan budget that says we’re going to voucherize…” she says. And maybe Rep. Pelosi, known for once donning a $400-plus Hermes scarf ...

Tea Party Patriots Statement on Senator Sessions’ Confirmation Hearing

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to Senator Jeff Sessions' command performance in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Today, Senator Sessions showed exactly why President-elect Trump nominated him to be our next U.S. Attorney General: he is committed to upholding our Constitution and ensuring all of our laws are enforced. Sen. Sessions' command of both the facts and our laws was so evident, many observers wrote the promised spectacle 'fizzled.' We are proud of Senator Sessions and urge the Senate swiftly vote to confirm him as our ...

Prominent Alabama Democrat Susan Cobb gives Sen. Sessions stamp of approval

Democrat and Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Susan Bell Cobb in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) endorsed President-elect Donald Trump’s Attorney-General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). The Montgomery Advertiser has the details: In her letter, Cobb references the 1994 election, when she was the Democratic candidate for the appellate court and Sessions was running for Alabama Attorney General. “We were then as we are now, members of different parties, but always willing to assist each other as we attempted to constantly do the right thing for the people of our beloved state,” ...

Speaker of the House Ryan, Sen. Enzi announce introduction of resolution aimed at defunding Obamacare

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate today announced the first step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare – a concurrent resolution that authorizes four committees to “fast-track” the repeal process and “achieve at least $1 billion in deficit reduction” from fiscal years 2017 through 2026. “Today, we take the first steps to repair the nation’ broken healthcare system, removing Washington from the equation and putting control back where it belongs: with patients, their families, and their doctors,” Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) says in a statement. This on the heels of GOP assurances rolling back President Obama’s ...

Fraternal Order of Police president: ‘Confident’ he can work with Sessions to ‘make our communities safer,’ protect citizens’ due-process rights

Fraternal Order of Police President Chuck Canterbury in a recent column says he is optimistic Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) will work with members of law-enforcement organizations to support meaningful programs that better equip officials to protect their communities while also balancing citizens’ due-process rights. The Daily Caller has the commentary: The FOP does not disagree that there is a need for civil asset forfeiture reform.  In fact, we worked very closely with Senator Jeff Sessions on this issue going back to the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA) of 2000. The law enforcement community came together ...