Americans are standing up to President Barack Obama’s nuclear arms deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran on Wednesday, as hundreds—perhaps thousands—of them are expected to descend on Capitol Hill for a Tea Party rally against the deal.
“We’re excited we’re going to be able to let Congress know the majority of Americans think this Iran deal is bad for America,” Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots told Breitbart News on Tuesday evening, the night before the event. “We hope that Congress, especially the senators who have come out in favor of the deal, will vote to put America and America’s security above party loyalty.”
Martin will be joined at the rally by a list of heavy conservative hitters including presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), 2016 frontrunner and billionaire Donald Trump, and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, will speak, as will several members of Congress including Reps. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Dave Brat (R-VA), Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Steve King (R-IA), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Mike Pompeo (R-NE), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), and Lee Zeldin (R-NY).
Opinion leaders including nationally syndicated radio hosts Mark Levin and Glenn Beck, Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, Citizens United’s Dave Bossie, American Conservative Union’s Matt Schlapp, Center For Security Policy’s Frank Gaffney, Breitbart’s Joel Pollak and Sonnie Johnson, and more will speak. The rally will begin at 1 p.m. on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the side facing the National Mall.