On Friday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) defended the Tea Party movement on the Senate floor and said Democrats in Congress demean the Tea Party because they saw how powerful the grassroots movement was in 2010, toppling Democrats in both chambers.
Sessions accused Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) “and many of our Democratic colleagues” of “conducting a sustained and direct attack on the millions of people who supported and identified with the Tea Party movement.” He said this goes on “virtually every day” in the Senate.
“Make no mistake about it,” Sessions said. “They don’t respect the people in the people in the Tea Party Movement.”
The Senator said Americans joined the Tea Party movement because they thought “this United States Congress has gone lunatic in spending their country into bankruptcy” and passing Obamacare over overwhelming opposition.”
Sessions said the Tea Party movement spontaneously rose up and “clobbered a bunch of Democratic Senators and House members” in the 2010 midterm elections and “switched the whole majority in the House by a big number.”
“So they don’t like it,” Sessions said of Democrats in Congress of the power of the Tea Party.
Sessions said because of that fear, Democrats have to demean and attack Americans who oppose their liberal agenda. He also emphasized how much he respected the Tea Party and said they care about America and just “can’t understand what is going on” in Congress with the reckless spending, which makes conservatives believe Congress has forgotten the “entire concept of limited Constitutional government.”