Senate Tea Party Caucus Brings Conservatives Together to Defund Obamacare
Senator Mike Lee used the occasion of a private Senate Tea Party Caucus meeting to outline his plan to defund Obamacare during the upcoming Continuing Resolution battle to keep the government operating. Tea Party Express participated in the first-ever Senate Tea Party Caucus, organized by the TheTeaParty.Net. We were joined by several other conservative groups, including Americans for Tax Reform, 60 Plus Association, Republican Jewish Coalition and National Tax Payers Union.
Despite the mainstream media’s attempt to minimize the Tea Party, we were joined by numerous national Tea Party leaders and dozens of Tea Party Senators and House Members. Once again, the overflowing room proved just how strong and motivated the Tea Party movement is to take on the 2014 election.
The theme of the night was about our moral responsibility to defund Obamacare. Many Senators discussed their commitment to rejecting any Continuing Resolution that funds money for Obamacare. Since Obamacare was the unifying issue among conservatives at the beginning of the Tea Party movement, the crowd displayed great enthusiasm for this plan. It is imperative that conservatives unite in this fight since this is our best chance to stop Obamacare before it becomes a permanent part of our healthcare system.
After such a strong showing from Members of Congress, it is clear that the Tea Party is stronger than ever. What made the meeting most interesting is that it wasn’t just our core Tea Party Senators. We had nearly two dozen Senators, even including unlikely attendees like Senator John McCain. In McCain’s remarks, he stated clearly that Republican success would NOT have happened without the Tea Party movement. We just have to keep electing more Tea Party Senators and House Members so we can turn America back on a Constitutional course.
Here is a collage of just some of the Members of Congress that were in attendance:
Senators Roy Blunt, John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, and Mike Enzi
Senators Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, and Rand Paul
Senators Jim Risch, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, and Jeff Sessions
Even some Members from the House of Representatives shared a few words – Michele Bachmann, Paul Broun, Tim Huelskamp, and Jim Jordan are pictured above