Tea Party Patriots Action Press Releases
Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, the Florida Senate passed the amended version of SB 90, a landmark election security bill. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement: “Election integrity is one of TPPA’s most important priorities. At the federal level, we are opposing HR 1, the Corrupt Politicians Act, and at the state level, we are urging common-sense reforms that make it easier to vote and harder to cheat. Georgia has already passed legislation doing that, and now Florida is on the verge of doing the same. We need to restore public trust in our elections. We thank the Florida legislators who voted for this bill, and we look forward to having Governor DeSantis sign it into law.”
Atlanta, GA – Tonight, President Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement: “During President Biden’s speech to a joint session of Congress, he continued to push his radical-left agenda that will devastate our country. During his first 100 days, President Biden has added trillions to our debt, opened our borders, threatened the integrity of our elections with H.R. 1 and the Georgia boycott, proposed massive tax hikes that will cripple our economy, and begun the process of reengaging in the disastrous Iran nuclear deal. Rather than focus on America first, President Biden is focused on enacting the most radical legislative agenda ever foisted on the American public. If he succeeds, the loss of individual liberty will be great, incentives for economic growth will be lost, and our nation will be swamped with debt. We simply cannot allow that to happen. “American success has always been the product of individual initiative and the pursuit of the American Dream — not because of government, but in spite of government. It’s not a $1,400 check from the government that’s making a difference, it’s the freedom to follow one’s dreams that makes the difference. It’s not the government that works, it’s all those Americans who carry around all that government on their backs while they work. The sooner President Biden recognizes that, the better off we’ll all be.”
Atlanta, GA – As U.S. and Iranian diplomats discuss the possibility of the Biden Administration returning the United States to the terms of the failed Iran nuclear deal enacted by the Obama Administration, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin – who, with then-candidate Donald Trump and others, staged a 10,000-strong rally to oppose the deal on the west face of the Capitol in September of 2015 – today issued the following statement: “The Biden Administration should stop its efforts to return the United States to the failed Iran nuclear deal right now. That deal was a bad deal when it was first negotiated in 2015, and it’s a bad deal now. It did not and does not strengthen the security of the United States or our allies. It ignored and ignores Iran’s continuing work to develop ballistic missiles, and Iran’s continuing support for international terrorism targeted at us and at our allies. It made and makes the threat posed by Iran worse, not better. “The Obama Administration’s decision, concurrent with the enactment of the Iran nuclear deal, to transfer $1.7 billion to Iran -- $400 million of which arrived in cash, on pallets, in an unmarked cargo plane – allowed the Iranian regime to step up its funding of international terror campaigns targeting the U.S. and its allies. “To his credit, Donald Trump campaigned against the deal when he ran for president, and promised that, if elected, he would withdraw the United States from it. He lived up to his word, and U.S. security was strengthened. For the new president to act now to return the United States to the terms of the deal is wrong. “Instead, the Biden Administration should continue the Trump Administration’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ strategy, and should support the enactment of H.R. 2718, the...
A coalition of more than two dozen former administration officials, former members of Congress, and top policy experts signed a letter to President Joe Biden demanding action to reverse the exploding crisis at the southern border. The list includes former Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli, former Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, Former Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan, former Congressmen Lamar Smith, Dave Brat, Bob McEwan and John Hostettler, as well as the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s CEO Kevin Roberts and former Ambassador Ken Blackwell. “The United States is currently experiencing a national security and humanitarian crisis on the southern border as a consequence of your administration’s immigration policies,” the letter states. “Your administration has either fully or partially reversed multiple measures that were effectively used by the previous administration to end a similar humanitarian crisis, secure the southern border and stop massive waves of migrants with invalid asylum claims from flooding into the US.” The letter gives several ways the administration has fomented the crisis including: Defunding the border wall;Ending the “Remain in Mexico” program;Reinstituting “catch and release;”Loosening eligibility standards for asylum claims, and;Giving minors unrestricted access to the United States. The letter also lists seven specific solutions the administration can follow to begin curbing the crisis. “As civic leaders who share a commitment to securing the southern border, we urge you to reinstate the effective policies of the previous administration and work with members of the House and Senate to pass necessary legislation to end this border crisis.” Read the full letter.
Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement regarding Democrats plans to pack the court: “The Democrats' scheme to pack the Supreme Court is a direct attack on our democracy. They want full, permanent control over government and the American people. President Biden himself has called packing the court a ‘bonehead idea’ and a ‘terrible, terrible mistake’ but he may now be open to this blatant power grab. This will only further mobilize the grassroots against the Biden administration and the liberal leadership in Congress, no one voted for this."
Atlanta, GA – On Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced that all COVID-19 restrictions in the state would be lifted, beginning today. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “It’s time for all Georgians — and all Americans — to get back to normal, to get back to work and back to school, and we appreciate Governor Kemp for recognizing that fact and taking action to make it happen. The government response to this pandemic has led to an economic catastrophe. Just today, the Labor Department announced that first-time jobless claims are rising, and remain more than three times higher than they were pre-pandemic. California Governor Newsom said this week that his goal is to fully reopen his state’s economy in two and a half months. That’s unacceptably slow. Every state should learn from Georgia, Florida, Texas, and South Dakota about the urgency and safety of reopening. The time for excuses is over.”
Atlanta, GA – Today, President Biden is announcing six executive actions to curb gun ownership. The proposed rules restrict the proliferation of “ghost guns” (unregistered firearms that can be assembled from parts), encourage states to adopt red flag laws, and tighten rules on certain modified pistols. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “President Biden’s executive actions will make it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families, and would have done nothing to prevent recent mass shooting episodes. As we saw during the riots of 2020, it is absolutely critical that law-abiding Americans maintain their constitutional right to possess firearms. At the very least, President Biden should allow Congress to consider Second Amendment legislation, instead of taking the decision out of their hands. This is the first of what we expect will be many attempts by the Biden Administration to undercut our Second Amendment rights and make Americans less safe.”
Tea Party Patriots Action Reacts to Former VP Pence Launching Advancing American Freedom Organization
Today, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin was named to the Advisory Board of Former Vice President Mike Pence’s new organization called Advancing American Freedom. She released the following statement: “I am extremely pleased to serve on the Advisory Board of Former Vice President Mike Pence’s new organization, Advancing American Freedom. The organization will build on the successes the Trump Administration created over the last four years, and promote the conservative principles that make America great. These principles empower America and Americans to flourish and help us build a better more, secure future. “Vice President Pence is gifted in articulating and advancing how a policy agenda built on conservative values allows all Americans to reach their own version of the American Dream. “Advancing American Freedom will oppose the expansion of government promoted by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and their radical left allies in Washington, DC, which, if left unchecked, would create an American Nightmare. “The contrast between visions for America’s future could not be more clear: Individual liberty and limited government and the prosperity they bring, or collectivist statism and economic stagnation. I look forward to working with Vice President Pence and Advancing American Freedom to promote America’s brightest future.”
Tea Party Patriots Action Responds to MLB Moving Allstar Game from Georgia Because of Dems Lies About New Voting Laws
Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement in regard to the MLB moving the 2021 All Star Game from Atlanta because of Democrats lies about new Georgia voting laws. “Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game is wrong-headed and hypocritical. “Anyone who actually reads the law Georgia passed knows that it will make voting in Georgia easier than it was before, and will make it easier than voting in states like New York and Delaware, while also making it harder for people to cheat. “The simple truth is: Major League Baseball caved to the woke cancel culture based on lies. And this decision will hurt the people and small businesses Major League Baseball claims to care about. It’s time to ask Major League Baseball when it will move its headquarters out of New York, where there are not as many days of early voting as there are in Georgia? “Major League Baseball cannot be upset with the voter ID requirements. Major League Baseball requires an ID for will call ticket pick up. “Further, specifically regarding voter identification requirements, is Major League Baseball aware that Georgia is one of 36 states that requires some form of identification in order to cast a ballot? In fact, Washington, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, and 15 other states require not just an ID, but a photo ID. Why does Major League Baseball not want Georgians to enjoy the same level of access to voting and ballot integrity that are enjoyed by voters in 35 other states? “Major League Baseball should immediately reverse its decision to withdraw the All-Star Game from Atlanta.”
Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairmen Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement ahead of the Senate Rules Committee hearing this morning: “Whether you’re talking about H.R. 1 or S. 1, the Corrupt Politicians Act is outrageous. It would ruin election integrity by eliminating many of the safeguards that discourage voter fraud. It would codify the chaos we saw in last year’s election, including: universal mail-in ballots, ballot trafficking or harvesting, and same day registration. The bill would overturn Voter ID in 35 states. “A recent poll by the Honest Elections Project shows that 77 percent of Americans believe that someone should be required to present some form of identification to vote; that includes large majorities among African-Americans, Latinos and even those who voted for Joe Biden. “This bill is a scurrilous attempt by congressional Democrats to take their slim temporary majority and turn it into permanent political control. It must be defeated.”