Today, following the passing of conservative blogger and activist Andrew Breitbart, Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots released the following statement:

“Andrew Breitbart was essential to the liberty movement.  One of the things that our grassroots knew and appreciated was his willingness to fight for our values boldly and brashly.  If more of our elected officials support our principles and core values as fearlessly as Andrew did, our country would be in a much better place today.  He cared passionately about our country and it was evident in his words and deeds.

“In private, he spoke to me about the importance of his family and how much he cared for them.  Today his family are in our thoughts and prayers.  Thank you for sharing your father and husband with the rest of the country.  It is a better place today because of the time your family sacrificed for us.”