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Tea Party Patriots’ Jenny Beth Martin Reacts to McCarthy Dropping Out of House Speaker’s Race

Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today on the news that Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the House Speaker’s race: “The resignation of John Boehner and the withdrawal of his hand-picked successor Kevin McCarthy marks an historic event – recognition on the part of GOP congressional leaders that they are out of touch with the base of the party, and acknowledgement that their era of ‘leadership’ is over. “Mr. McCarthy’s decision to acknowledge the reality that he is not the best GOP candidate for Speaker is a victory for the tens of thousands of grassroots conservatives who have ...

“McBoehner” McCarthy is John Boehner’s Clone

Tea Party Patriots today will be on Capitol Hill handing out T-shirts to spread the message that Kevin McCarthy is John Boehner’s clone and won’t fight for conservative values. Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: Once again, the Washington GOP establishment and their lobbyist allies on K Street are doing everything in their power to ensure John Boehner’s clone, Kevin McCarthy, is installed as the next Speaker of the House and business as usual continues in DC. Kevin ‘McBoehner’ has already telegraphed that he won’t fight for conservative values, telling Sean Hannity he will only fight ...

McCarthy = Boehner 2.0

Call your Member of Congress today and tell him or her not to vote for Kevin McCarthy for Speaker. Here's why. Find your Representative and Call Now! Today on Capitol Hill, lobbyists from K Street are doing everything they can to shore up the votes for California Congressman Kevin McCarthy so that their favor on the Hill doesn't diminish as Boehner prepares to exit stage left. McCarthy, who appeared on Hannity on Fox News Tuesday night, did everything he could to try to convince the American people that his leadership will be different than Boehner's. However, as Hannity continued to push him on whether or not he would use Congress' ...

Calls for McConnell To Step Down As Majority Leader Grow

Now that John Boehner has announced he’s stepping down as Speaker at the end of October, the pressure is ramping up on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to follow him out the door. RNC Vice Chair and Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere  called on McConnell to step down as leader of the Senate. The Washington Times has the details: "McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isn’t just any Republican. He’s the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOP’s ...

McConnell: Iran nuclear deal will be “revisited by the next commander in chief”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told CBS News that President Obama's Iran nuclear deal will "likely" be "revisited by the next commander in chief" but that Senate Republicans are throwing in the towel on the issue and moving on to other legislation. Reports CBS News: A last-ditch GOP attempt to derail the Iran nuclear deal failed in the Senate Thursday, and defeated Republicans said they would move on and leave the fight against the Iran accord to the next president. Senators voted 53-44 to block a measure preventing the Obama administration from lifting sanctions against Iran unless the country recognizes Israel as a state and ...

Tea Party Patriots to McConnell: Answer Your Phones, Dammit, It’s America Calling To Demand You Treat the Bad Iran Deal as a Treaty!

WASHINGTON, DC – Jenny Beth Martin, President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, today released the following statement regarding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s staff’s apparent inability to answer all the phone calls coming into his offices in DC and Louisville from Americans demanding that he treat the Bad Iran Deal as a treaty. “Since the Senate came back to work yesterday, we’ve had Tea Party Patriots supporters across the nation calling Sen. McConnell’s office to demand that he treat the Bad Iran Deal as a treaty. They’re reporting back to us that they’re having a great deal of difficulty getting through – at all ...

Tea Party Patriots to Leader McConnell regarding Obama’s Iran deal: ‘Get a backbone’

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder and CEO Jenny Beth Martin, on the heels of staging a rally to stop Obama’s Iran nuclear deal which drew approximately 10,000 activists, took to the airwaves to encourage opponents of the deal. She asked grassroots activists to call Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and urge him to “get a backbone” and use his position to stop the President Obama’s nuclear deal. Breitbart has the details: After rallying ten thousand Americans on Wednesday in the nation’s capital against president Obama’s Iran Nuclear capitulation, Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin joined Breitbart ...

Jenny Beth Martin Responds to Senator McConnell’s vow to avoid Government Shutdowns

It is no surprise that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would take it upon himself to unilaterally vow that there would be no future government shut downs.  He's forgotten about his vow to uphold the Constitution. When he starts negotiating the power of Congress - the power of the purse - it makes it much easier for President Obama to win. Republicans were elected to the majority in the Senate to be a roadblock to the Obama agenda. Everyday Americans across this country increasingly wonder what the difference is between Mitch McConnell controlling the Senate and Harry Reid controlling the Senate. That's a problem. It is absurd to see ...

The Lying McConnell is Trying to Revive a Govt Agency

This is the closest thing to a unicorn we’ve ever seen. A government agency has shut its doors, and we have a small window of time to ensure that it stays that way! We're talking about the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has continuously opposed the reauthorization of Ex-Im publicly, but today he decided he will allow the Highway Bill to come to the floor with only two amendments – an amendment to repeal Obamacare and an amendment to reauthorize Ex-Im. We know the Obamacare vote is a show vote because it would require 60 votes to pass. This is the Senate Majority Leader’s way of trying to appease conserva...

Tea Party Patriots: “Liberty 2, McConnell 0”

Tea Party Defeats Sen. McConnell for Second Time This Week Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin and the American people declared victory this afternoon, after the Senate rejected Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's attempts to weaken and, ultimately, defeat the USA FREEDOM Act as passed by the House. After rejecting the Majority Leader's desire to renew the PATRIOT Act earlier this week, today's Senate action to maintain the USA FREEDOM Act in its original form was icing on the cake. "The American people have spoken: Security and freedom do NOT have to be mutually exclusive" said Martin.  “Bless his heart,” she continued, ...