Tea Party to Senate Leadership: Leave USA Freedom Act Alone

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Determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, Senator Mitch McConnell has introduced amendments to the USA Freedom Act which are clearly designed to weaken — and ultimately kill — the legislation that passed the House with 338 votes.

Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement, aimed at the US Senate in advance of expected votes to the McConnell amendments:

“We support passage of the USA Freedom Act as passed by the House, and see no need whatsoever for these amendments which are obviously designed to weaken the bill. Simply put, if it is amended in the manner that the Majority Leader desires, we will be forced to consider withdrawing our support for the bill altogether.”