Tea Party Patriots Action Press Releases

Tea Party Patriots Action Slams Gun Control Bill, Opposes Passage

Atlanta, GA – On Tuesday night, the Senate voted to advance a gun control bill that, among other things, provides grants for states to implement ‘red flag laws’ and makes 18-20 year olds wait longer to exercise their constitutional rights. Fourteen Senate Republicans joined Democrats in voting to advance the legislation.  Senate Majority Leader Schumer says he expects to pass the bill before the Independence Day recess. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “When House Minority Whip Steve Scalise was asked if he supports ‘red flag flaws,’ he said they ‘happen to be unconstitutional.’  If that’s good enough for Scalise – who was shot by a deranged gunman five years ago – that should be good enough for the rest of us.  ‘Red flag laws’ are unconstitutional and impractical. Connecticut was the first state to implement a ‘Red flag law’ in 1999 but it didn’t stop the Newtown shooting in 2012.  Furthermore, 18-20 year olds should be able to fully exercise their constitutional rights, and it’s appalling that fourteen Senate Republicans voted to gut those rights.  What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ do they not understand?  If Senate Republicans can’t hold the line now, how can we expect them to hold the line if they win the majority in November?”   While Ms. Martin’s two children were in high school, two would-be shooters were planning an attack on the high school and were caught before the attack.  They were convicted and sentenced to prison for decades.   Last week, CNS News published Ms. Martin’s op-ed, Steve Scalise Is Right: 'Red Flag' Laws Are the Wrong Way to Go. To read it, click here.
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Tea Party Patriots Action Applauds Victory for Free Speech and Dissolution of Biden Administration’s Orwellian Disinformation Governance Board

Atlanta, GA – Today, the Washington Post reported that the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board (DGB) has been put on 'pause,' following criticism to the Biden's administration's pick to lead the department, Nina Jankowicz.   Jenny Beth Martin, Honorary Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Action, has issued the following statement in response:  “If the Washington Post is correct, the Disinformation Governance Board is dead. Good riddance. “ Beyond that, this is a remarkable piece of journalism. In the act of leaking to Washington Post all the behind the scenes details of how the DGB was poorly rolled out and then improperly defended, the Biden Administration is engaging in what may be an even larger and more insidious act of disinformation — the notion that the DGB’s purposes were noble, and it fell only to the deliberate lies of a bunch of right wing crazies.   "In fact, the DGB never should have been established in the first place, because it is not the government’s job to monitor and police political speech in America. The First Amendment declares that ‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.’ It does NOT say ‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech except for that speech the Biden Administration deems impermissible or even politically inconvenient.’  “Oddly, this DGB was supposed to be powerful enough to combat foreign operatives and global disinformation campaigns. For three weeks, the Biden Administration has scolded us that this was all about foreign disinformation. But some domestic ridicule shut it down? Really?"
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Mandated Community Masking for Airborne Respiratory Viruses

In response to the current CDC guideline recommending mask or respirator use over nose and mouth on public transportation for ages 2 and up, the Global Covid Summit Organization of over 18,000 verified Physicians and Scientists strongly recommends the permanent suspension of the federal mask mandates for all public transportation, airports and airplanes. The body of evidence is clear. Masks of all types are ineffective and potentially harmful. There has never been an instance during this pandemic where face coverings were appropriate tools within the Community to mitigate infection or viral spread. The potential harm includes lowering blood oxygen and raising carbon dioxide. These, among others referenced below, such as self and cross contamination, are important safety concerns particularly at high altitudes in close quarters. Industrial Hygiene experts in addition to Global Covid Summit scientists, have held this position from the outset and continue to oppose the government and CDC’s stance on this policy. Stephen Petty, CIH, CSP, PE 45-year professional Facial coverings do not dilute, destroy or contain airborne hazards and are not considered by CDC or OSHA to be Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Even the new ASTM mask standard [ASTM F3502-21- Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings (BFCs)] states that masks are not PPE and are not protective; therefore, facial coverings are not part of the Industrial Hygiene (IH) Hierarchy of Controls. The primary mechanism for transmission declared by CDC (May 7, 2021) is through airborne aerosol particles and not, as previously stated, by fomite or respiratory droplets.  Kristen Meghan Kelly MS-OSH- Senior Industrial Hygienist Mask mandates are an improper control method both as source control and respiratory protection. Respirators go through NIOSH testing and approval. Masks provide a false sense of protection and contribute to self and cross contamination due to lack of proper ratings for use and improper use by the...
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Tea Party Patriots Action Slams CDC for Tracking Tens of Millions of Americans by Phone During Pandemic

Atlanta, GA – The CDC paid for location data harvested from tens of millions of cell phones to track compliance with lockdown measures, according to a new report. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “Xi Jinping must be smiling today, pleased to learn that his communist government’s surveillance-state thinking has been adopted by an agency of Joe Biden’s U.S. Government. Tracking cell phones to capture people going to church during the pandemic? Seriously? This is outrageous. Sadly, it’s come to be expected from the Biden Administration, which seems to believe it has the authority to snoop into everything and everyone it wants.”
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Tea Party Patriots Action Targets 5 Vulnerable Senate Democrats on Title 42 With New AlignAct Campaign

Atlanta, GA – Today, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) launched an AlignAct campaign to mobilize its three million members to pressure five vulnerable Democrat Senators to do more than spout empty words about Title 42 and instead actually take action to keep Title 42 in place.  The Biden Administration is ending Title 42 – the Trump-era policy allowing the quick expulsion of migrants at the southern border because of the pandemic. Without Title 42, illegal crossings will more than double to an estimated 18,000 per day. TPPA’s campaign is targeting Senators Mark Kelly of Arizona, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada. These Democrats have publicly opposed the Administration’s decision to repeal Title 42, but when these Senators were given the chance to vote to keep it, they voted the wrong way. To learn more about TPPA’s AlignAct campaign, click here. TPPA Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “The Biden Administration’s decision to end Title 42 is madness.  Just days after they said Title 42 was no longer needed because the pandemic is easing, they extended the mask requirement for public transportation. Even with a federal judge overturning the mandate, the Administration is threatening to appeal.  The Administration is walking into a disaster by a repealing Title 42.  Congress has the power to keep Title 42 in place but only if the Senate Democrats who publicly support keeping Title 42 use their legislative power.   Words are meaningless without action.  That’s why TPPA is mobilizing our grassroots activists to pressure five vulnerable Senate Democrats who publicly support keeping Title 42 but voted the wrong way when given the chance. We’re going to keep the pressure on until their actions match their words.”    Today, CNS News published Ms. Martin’s op-ed, Vulnerable Senate Dems Face...
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Tea Party Patriots Action Applauds Judicial Ruling Overturning Federal Mask Mandate for Public Transportation

Atlanta, GA – Today, a federal judge in Florida voided the national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation as exceeding the authority of U.S. health officials. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “Judge Mizelle’s ruling is a long awaited and welcome victory for freedom. The federal public transportation mask mandate was heavy-handed, intrusive government at its worst – imposed by politicians and bureaucrats whose only interest was maniacal control of the American people. It was never based on science, it only spread fear among the traveling public, and it was never in the best interest of our country. We give special credit to the airline CEOs who testified before Congress that the mask mandate was unnecessary and then wrote a letter last month urging the administration to lift it, and we call on them to immediately observe the judge’s ruling and return permanently to mask free travel. Likewise we call on Uber and Lyft to do the same, so their passengers can return to the pre-Covid experience – and all its benefits – they once enjoyed.”
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Tea Party Patriots Action Slams Biden Administration Decision to Extend Federal Public Transportation Mask Requirement

Atlanta, GA – Today, the Biden Administration is extending requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains, ride share vehicles, and in transit hubs, according to media reports. The decision extends by two weeks the current mandates that were set to expire April 18.   In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: “The CDC’s latest decision is wrong. Just days ago, the CDC declared it would lift Title 42 – the Trump-era policy allowing the quick expulsion of migrants at the southern border because of the pandemic — because it was no longer needed.  Now, it’s extending the federal mask mandate on planes, trains, ride share vehicles, and in transit hubs that never should have been required in the first place.  So, according to the CDC, the pandemic is over for illegal aliens but it’s not over for working Americans.  Meanwhile, a Covid-positive Nancy Pelosi kissed President Biden at a party last week, so we’re reminded how rigorous the DC elites enforce these rules among themselves.  ‘Covid mandates for thee, but not for me.’  Once again, the CDC’s decision-making is based not on science, but on political science. It’s time for the House to join the Senate in passing legislation repealing this horrendous mandate.”
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Tea Party Patriots Action Urges Senators to Vote “No” on Jackson Supreme Court Nomination

Atlanta, GA – Today, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement: "There is no mystery to how Judge Jackson will vote as a Supreme Court justice if she’s ultimately confirmed. Her record as a judge makes clear her predilection for choosing the preferred outcome and then working backwards to find a legal justification for it, rather than simply following the meaning of the Constitution and the law wherever they may lead. This means Judge Jackson will be on the wrong side of key issues facing our country, including the Constitution’s limitations on government’s authority, the Second Amendment, vaccine mandates, and imposing proper sentences on criminals. No Senator who believes in our Constitution should vote for Judge Jackson.”
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Tea Party Patriots Action Urges Senators to Vote “No” on Jackson Supreme Court Nomination

Atlanta, GA – Today, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement: "There is no mystery to how Judge Jackson will vote as a Supreme Court justice if she’s ultimately confirmed. Her record as a judge makes clear her predilection for choosing the preferred outcome and then working backwards to find a legal justification for it, rather than simply following the meaning of the Constitution and the law wherever they may lead. This means Judge Jackson will be on the wrong side of key issues facing our country, including the Constitution’s limitations on government’s authority, the Second Amendment, vaccine mandates, and imposing proper sentences on criminals. No Senator who believes in our Constitution should vote for Judge Jackson.”
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Tea Party Patriots Action Reacts to OSHA’s Decision to Officially Withdraw Private Employer Vaccine Mandate

Atlanta, GA – Today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially withdrew its vaccine requirement for private employers with 100 or more employees. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement:  “This is a big win for freedom, and a big loss for the Biden Administration. Vaccine mandates – whether at the federal, state, or local level – are a direct affront to our freedom.  Indeed, opposing these mandates is one of the most pressing issues facing our country today.  TPPA has been a leader on this issue from the start, and has helped organize more than 500 protests nationwide against the mandates. We were also a coalition partner of the ‘Defeat the Mandates’ rally in Washington, DC, and other cities last weekend.  We will continue opposing vaccine mandates.  No politician or faceless bureaucrat should ever make medical decisions for you or your loved ones.” TPPA published op-eds and many calls to action for its grassroots activists week after week, including asking activists to leave comments on the government website against the mandate.
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