Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on the recovery of 6,400 ‘lost’ IRS emails

The latest information from the Treasury Inspector General indicates that from the very beginning, the IRS was attempting to cover its tracks throughout the targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups. This is another in a long line of deplorable actions from the Internal Revenue Service against groups who were merely trying to hold their government accountable. It will be very enlightening to see the content of the emails as TIGTA continues the investigation. No doubt there will be even more egregious revelations, as we have sadly come to expect ...

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TPP disappointed in GOP cave on Vitter subpoenas

Atlanta – The Tea Party Patriots (TPP) reacted angrily to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee’s refusal to issue subpoenas that would have exposed the special treatment the political ruling class receives under Obamacare. “Today’s vote to deny Chairman Vitter’s request for a subpoena is a shameful reminder that the real political split in this nation is not between Republicans or Democrats, or even between conservatives and liberals, but between the Inside-the-Beltway Ruling Elite and the rest of us who pay them,” said TPP President ...

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Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on Paul’s Announced Candidacy

It’s exciting to see another energetic, visionary conservative enter the contest for the 2016 nomination. Sen. Paul has been in the forefront of the liberty movement, and he will do a lot to shape the debate as the GOP field expands. Rand Paul knows that the paths to prosperity and individual liberty are one and the same; to get there we need a transformational reduction of the role of government in Americans’ lives. His popularity with younger Americans makes him an automatic factor in the grassroots movement, and Tea Party Patriots across the Republic look forward ...

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Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on No contempt charges for IRS’s Lerner

No rational person can be surprised at the Justice Department’s decision not to pursue contempt charges against Lois Lerner. The rule of law is a foreign concept to Eric Holder, who himself is in contempt of Congress. Of course he’ll play defense for the woman whose contempt for those who disagree with the President weaponized the IRS. The persecution of the President’s perceived enemies gets Eric Holder’s seal of approval. Lois Lerner will never be held accountable.

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Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on Georgia SB 127

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Politicians of both parties in the Georgia Legislature are conspiring to trample on the First Amendment, and it will be a sad day for liberty if this measure passes. It’s rare when politicians reach across the aisle; they’ve done so in Georgia, though, in hopes of treating grassroots activists the same way Lois Lerner and the Obama IRS have. They seek to intimidate concerned citizens and insulate themselves from accountability, and they’re doing it in a cowardly way, on the last day of the legislative session. They should know that we are watching. This bill is a ...

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Jenny Beth Martin Statement on Cruz’s pending announcement

It’s fitting that Sen. Ted Cruz will be the first announced candidate in the GOP presidential field. In his two short years in the Senate, he has yielded to no one in championing the values of personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future. As the field expands, we will look forward to seeing how the other candidates advance the liberty movement and put forward conservative solutions to undoing the mess our ‘transformational’ president has made of our Republic.”

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TPP to make presence felt at King/Burwell

Atlanta – Tea Party Patriots (TPP) will be out in force Wednesday to make their voices heard as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments King v. Burwell, the historic case that could decide the future of Obamacare. “We’re hopeful that the Justices will apply the plain meaning of the words in the statute,” TPP President Jenny Beth Martin said. “The law clearly says that Obamacare subsidies are legal only in states that have set up healthcare exchanges.” Many legal experts have predicted if the Court rules that the words in the statute mean what they say, ...

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Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on District Court Immigration Ruling

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We commend Judge Hanen for his ruling, which restores the rule of law to America’s immigration system, and we thank the 26 attorneys general for bringing the case. The ruling also points out the lawless, overreaching nature of President Obama’s actions. We’re hopeful this will be a wakeup call to Senate Democrats, and that they will allow a vote on funding for critical DHS funding as soon as they return from the recess.

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Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on Keystone passage

We commend the House of Representatives for its passage of S. 1, the Keystone XL pipeline bill. This legislation would put Americans to work with high paying, private sector jobs.   Most important, as we note that our embassy in Yemen has been abandoned, it would reduce our dependence on foreign oil from the Middle East. We urge President Obama to put the needs of Americans first, and sign this legislation for the security of the Republic. And we’d remind him that it enjoys the support of Democrats and Republicans.  

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President Ignores Midterm Election Mandate

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Atlanta, Ga. –Following President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, issued the following statement: "The President obviously watched a different set of mid-term elections than the rest of the country did. He said that every single one of his policies was on the ballot; the American people rejected them – and him – overwhelmingly. "It’s amazing that after such a repudiation of his policies and programs, his first instinct is to pick a fight. Three hundred billion dollars in new taxes? He knows there’s ...

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