After tonight’s vice presidential debate, Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots released the following statement:

“Tonight’s debate is a perfect example of the crisis we face. Our vice-president has shown he is an abusive political bully who belittles, mocks, ridicules and laughs at his opponent, the moderator, the viewers and anyone who questions this administration’s lack of leadership.  Solutions require respect. These skills the vice president, and this administration, clearly lack.

“It is time for leadership to take our country’s problems seriously and show us how America can be successful again with a strong economy, tackling our debt and deficit, national security, and foreign policy.”