Tea Party Patriots have a message for Republicans: follow through on your promises. The day after bitter winter weather disrupted a planned "Day of Action" rally against Obamacare, Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin says the focus is on the Republican Party.
“Democrats are not going to be supportive of this effort,” Martin says, “so we have to put the pressure on Republicans. This is the one chance to get it right. They've campaigned for six years on repealing Obamacare. We want them to stick to their promises.”
She says, four years ago, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell promises to get rid of Obamacare, “root and branch.”
“We expected it to be repealed, root and branch,” she says, firmly, “not with little kindergarten scissors trimming around the edges.”
Martin says Tea Party Patriot members will be out in force over the coming weeks to keep the pressure on. They also want to make sure GOP members keep supporting Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.