Tea Party Patriots Action Press Releases

Conservative Groups Launch Save Our Country Coalition

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FreedomWorks Foundation, American Legislative Exchange Council, Tea Party Patriots and Committee to Unleash Prosperity in partnership with a coalition of conservative organizations and prominent individuals, today launched the Save Our Country Coalition. Led by honorary national chairman Dr. Art Laffer, the Save Our Country Coalition aims to educate and inform elected officials and policymakers at all levels of government in an effort to bring about a quick, safe and responsible reopening of US society. This coalition will exist until it is clear that the US economy has once again stabilized. Jenny Beth Martin, President of Tea Party Patriots Foundation, commented: “The long-term consequences of a prolonged societal shutdown outweigh the damage done by the coronavirus itself. Five hundred Americans are losing their livelihoods every minute in America. The cost in human suffering includes more crime, more drug abuse, more physical abuse, and even more suicides. We must immediately reopen the economy, while implementing the best workplace practices to protect the health of our citizens.” Stephen Moore, Co-Founder of The Committee To Unleash Prosperity, commented: “30 million Americans are now out of work as a result of the ongoing economic shutdown sweeping the country. This number will rise considerably in the coming days and risks causing greater damage than the coronavirus pandemic itself. We have formed the Save Our Country Coalition because it is our responsibility to get Americans back to work and put our economy back on track.” Adam Brandon, President of FreedomWorks Foundation, commented: “This coalition is a call to action to Americans to get in touch with their elected officials at all levels of government. If we fail to demand action now from our politicians, we risk putting the livelihoods of millions more hardworking Americans in jeopardy.” Lisa Nelson, CEO of American Legislative Exchange Council...
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Tea Party Patriots Action Calls for Punishing China for Spreading Virus, Reducing U.S. Economic Dependence on China

With the coronavirus sharpening attention on the U.S.-China relationship, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today: "This is President Trump's moment on China, and grassroots activists stand with him as he fundamentally reshapes our relationship with that malevolent power.  To his credit, President Trump - almost alone among politicians - has spent years talking about the dangers China poses to America - economically and militarily.  COVID-19 shows that danger can no longer be ignored. We must make sure China pays a price for negligently spreading the virus, especially with growing reports that COVID-19 may have escaped from a Chinese lab.  Just as importantly, we must end our economic dependence on China, especially when it comes to manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and other products that can now be considered vital for national security. Democrats will fight President Trump every step of the way as he begins this process, but the grassroots - not the donor class - will give him the support he needs to push it through."
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Tea Party Patriots Action Supports Lockdown Protests, Opposes Michigan Governor and Others Abusing Power

Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin – responding to lockdown protests in Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia, and other states – released the following statement today: "Even in a public health emergency, there are defined limits on government power, and it's unacceptable that governors and local elected officials are abusing that power.  Spirited protests in Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia, and other states show that Americans value their liberties and will defend them. Politicians in every state should read this message loud and clear: We are still a people that values freedom above a false sense of government-imposed security. We will resist abuses.  And we will not treat this as a 'new normal' once the pandemic is over."
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Tea Party Patriots Actions Release Two Letters Urging Faster Re-Opening of The Economy

Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin – responding to today’s new unemployment numbers showing American employment continuing its precipitous decline, and the concomitant need to reopen the economy – today released two letters to the White House spearheaded by TPPA. “All over America, our fellow citizens are ready to go back to work,” said Martin. “We have seen the coronavirus, and we appreciate President Trump’s leadership in protecting us. But it is time to start planning and preparing to reopen the American economy, sooner rather than later. “In a survey of our members and supporters that we just completed, we found a stunning statistic – fully 80 percent of our members and supporters know someone who has lost his or her job. And 60 percent actually have a family member who has lost his or her job. That’s just too much. “Conservative leaders and grassroots activists are ready. We want to be ready to go when the time is right. And that means we cannot afford to wait any longer in beginning the planning for the reopening of our economy.” The first letter, signed by a number of conservative leaders, urges President Trump to establish a new task force to plan and prepare for the reopening of the American economy sooner, rather than later; the second is a letter signed by more than 5,000 grassroots activists which urges the same action. In addition to Martin, other signers of the conservative leaders’ letter include former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint; economist Stephen Moore; MRC Chairman L. Brent Bozell III; CNP Action, Inc. Chairman Kelly Shackelford; Liberty Consulting President Ginni Thomas; CNP President William Walton; LFR President Colin Hanna; Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Cleta Mitchell; Leadership Institute President Morton Blackwell; Conservative Action Project Chairman Alfred Regnery; CPI ED Ed...
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Tea Party Patriots: Republicans Should Vote No on H.R. 5038

Washington, DC – Jenny Beth Martin, Honorary Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Action, issued the following statement in advance of the expected vote on H.R. 5038, the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019”: “When H.R. 5038 comes to the floor this week, House Republicans should vote no. Not only would this legislation offer a backdoor to amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, it would incentivize more people to break our immigration and labor laws. However well-intentioned some may be, illegal workers are engaging in a variety of crimes, including working without a proper visa, falsifying documents, violating our labor laws, tax fraud, and more. One major reason our country is so successful and so desirable to immigrate to is our commitment to the rule of law and the orderly environment it creates, allowing for individual freedom and prosperity. Congress should work with President Trump to fix our broken immigration system rather than carve out exemptions for certain industries. By doing so, they are sending a message to the world that those who want to live and work in the United States would be better off doing so without regard to our nation’s laws - a notion that undermines the very reasons people desire to live in the United States of America." For media inquiries, please contact Erica Nurnberg at enurnberg@crcstrategies. ###
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Tea Party Patriots’ Honorary Chairman, Jenny Beth Martin, Issues Statement on Articles of Impeachment 

Washington, DC – Jenny Beth Martin, Honorary Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Action, issued the following statement in response to House Democrats' decision to release two proposed articles of impeachment against President Trump: “The Democrats' decision to issue articles of impeachment against President Trump for 'obstruction of Congress' and 'abuse of power' is an unprecedented and dangerous attack on the separation of powers and executive privilege. Based on apparent Democrat standards of 'high crimes and misdemeanors,' nearly every previous American president could have been impeached and removed from office, beginning with George Washington: George Washington could have been impeached for 'obstruction of Congress' for denying Congress records of the Jay Treaty negotiation, which he refused, citing executive privilege. Thomas Jefferson could have been impeached for 'abuse of power' for enjoying support from the French Ambassador in the presidential election of 1796, while supporting a Treaty with Paris against the wishes of President Washington. Abraham Lincoln could have been impeached for 'abuse of power' for giving cabinet positions to people who supported him at the 1860 Republican National Convention, for suspending habeas corpus, and for using the US military to restrict the newspapers published by political opponents. Lyndon Johnson could have been impeached for 'abuse of power' for using the FBI and CIA to spy on political opponents, specifically bugging Barry Goldwater’s campaign plane, and for using CIA Director William Colby to prepare campaign material. Barack Obama could have been impeached for 'abuse of power' for weaponizing the IRS, which investigated conservative organizations that opposed many of his policies, and for 'obstruction of congress' for allowing his attorney general, Eric Holder, to withhold testimony and document production in the Fast and the Furious case. "Whatever articles the Democrats draw up are pure garbage. There was no collusion, there was no quid...
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Tea Party Patriots Action: “Single-Payer Is NOT the Answer”

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today responded to proposed ‘Medicare for All’ legislation set to be introduced: “’Medicare for All’ — better described as ‘single-payer’ health care, because it does away with all private insurance and turns over all decision-making power to government bureaucrats — is not the answer for the American health-care system. It's worth remembering that prior to the imposition of ObamaCare, 80% of Americans were satisfied with the quality of health care they received, and happy with their health-care coverage. Since the imposition of ObamaCare, premiums have skyrocketed, while deductibles have risen wildly, even as quality of care has dropped. Imposing single-payer health care would double down on the Obamacare disaster. We need to bring the free market back to health care and enhance competition and choice for patients nationwide. That will provide coverage and care Americans will be happy with, even as it helps keep costs under control." ###
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Tea Party Patriots Action Supports the President’s National Emergency Declaration

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin responds to President Trump signing the bill to fund the government and declaring a national emergency at our southern border. Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin: “Tea Party Patriots Action supports President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at our southern border.  It is maddening that Democrats in Congress refuse to acknowledge the crisis at our border and instead choose politics over the safety, security, and in many cases, the lives of the American people. They refuse to even listen to the experts who are charged with securing our border on a daily basis. The Democrats know full-well that the $5.7 billion requested by President Trump was for a broad solution that included many things even the Democrats have claimed are needed for border security, and yet they still refused to work with the president out of pure spite. We wonder, as support for President Trump and for the wall continue to increase, how much longer will Democrats put politics over the interests of the American people? It is a dangerous game they are playing, not only with their political futures, but with the lives of Americans as well. We applaud President Trump for working to keep his promise to the American people and fighting to make our country safe and secure.” ###
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Tea Party Patriots Action Responds to SOTU Border Security and Immigration Remarks

Atlanta, GA — Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin responds to President Trump’s remarks on border security and immigration reform in his State of the Union Address: “Without complete border security — which includes a wall, additional personnel, and technology — the border crisis will remain the issue that defines the state of our union. Tonight, President Trump made yet another well-reasoned case for his border security proposal. If Congress is not motivated by the president’s determination to end illegal immigration, human trafficking, and the flow of drugs and crime, then we are at a dangerous stalemate. It’s time for our elected lawmakers to come together and serve Americans like Elvin Hernandez, Debra Bissell, and the Armstrong family. If we fail them, we fail our country.” ###
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Tea Party Patriots Action Comments Ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union Speech

Atlanta, GA -- Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin comments ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union Speech.   “We look forward to President Trump’s State of the Union Address to Congress and to the American people Tuesday night.  We are pleased that the President will address the crisis at our southern border.  After three decades of unfulfilled promises, we are thankful that President Trump has made securing our southern border a priority for the sake of ensuring the safety and security of all Americans.” ###
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