“The American people delivered an overwhelming repudiation of ‘business as usual’ in Washington, which has become increasingly divorced from the challenges that everyday Americans face.”
Washington, D.C. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today congratulating President-elect Donald Trump on his victory.
“Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund congratulates President-Elect Donald Trump on his victory! You worked tirelessly for this victory and an opportunity to make America great again and the American people joined your vision. The American people spoke volumes with their votes, sending a clear message to the political elites — it’s time to end the business as usual and get to work on an ObamaCare-repealing, border-securing, pro-growth legislative agenda. Tonight, a political movement less than seven years old defied the odds (not to mention premature, exaggerated reports of its demise) to help win the White House and maintain Republican control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Given up for dead on countless occasions by the Washington Establishment and its allies in the media, the Tea Party movement came roaring back in an election that pitted constitutional change against more of the same, and helped deliver a victory the pundits said was not achievable.
“This evening’s results make clear that this election was about one overarching issue: ending the status quo in Washington, DC. The American people delivered an overwhelming repudiation of ‘business as usual’ in Washington, which has become increasingly divorced from the challenges that everyday Americans face. It is now time for President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican majorities in Congress to make good on the many promises they made to the voting public and especially to the volunteers who made tonight’s stunning victory possible.
“Throughout this election cycle, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund volunteers and activist supporters worked tirelessly to help elect conservatives and to protect the Republican majority in the Senate. In the last 6 weeks, our network of over 3 million supporters, donors, volunteers, and activists made over 2,000,000 volunteer phone calls into Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, knocked on over 100,000 doors, delivered over 6,700,000 robocalls and roboquizzes, mailed nearly 500,000 mail pieces including 100,000 personal letters from volunteers to voters as well as a traditional campaign mail program.
“We look forward to working with President-elect Trump and the Republican majorities in Congress to enact the agenda they promised to deliver. We must repeal Obamacare, reform the tax code in order to grow the economy, secure our borders to end the threat posed by illegal immigration and balance our budget. All of these agenda items are part of a seven-point agenda of broadly popular solutions that address many of our glaring problems. Our activists and volunteers will be watching and ready to jump back into action to help solve the problems we all face together.”
Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is committed to equipping grassroots activists at the state and local level with the tools and resources needed to hold elected officials and government accountable and elect new and qualified candidates. For more information, visit www.teapartypatriotscitizensfund.com.