Congress returns this week, and we have several key actions for the week to help ensure a productive summer for the tea party movement.
- With Justice Anthony Kennedy’s resignation, President Trump has the opportunity to cement his legacy by appointing another excellent originalist judge to sit on the Supreme Court. Tonight, President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh who has a track record of adhering to and protecting the Constitution. Tea Party Patriots Action released the following statement:
“Tea Party Patriots Action and our network of supporters and grassroots activists across the country thank President Donald Trump for nominating Brett Kavanaugh to be our next Supreme Court Justice. President Trump has once again fulfilled his promise to nominate a fair and independent Supreme Court Justice who will honor the Constitution and the rule of law. Judge Kavanaugh has a stellar record as an originalist, and has proven to be a strong defender of the Second Amendment and freedom of speech and religion. Our network of grassroots activists will work very hard to ensure the Senate quickly moves to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”
Please sign the petition to show support for Judge Kavanaugh and to urge the Senate to confirm him without delay!
Second, if you have not done so already, there is still time to register for our national fly-in conference. Space is limited, so be sure to register now to secure your spot. The fly-in will be an opportunity for you to hear from special speakers, learn new techniques for engaging with Congress, and connect with likeminded Americans. We have a great agenda planned for this event, including the rollout of our new documentary. Please join us for this very special event in Washington, D.C. starting on July 24th.
- If you love America and believe we should continue to be a nation that cherishes the rule of law, please sign our Pledge to Vote and share with friends on social media. Leftist organizations are tearing down American institutions and destroying civility in our country. Please join us by taking this pledge that you will show up in November and vote for the candidates who share our core values.
- Finally, a new report from Judicial Watch shows that John McCain’s staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee Henry Kerner urged IRS official Lois Lerner to use audits as a weapon against the non-profit groups applying for 501(c)(4) status (mostly tea party and conservative groups) in order to bring the organizations to the point of financial ruin.
Originally the notes taken by IRS employees at this April 30, 2013 meeting were redacted when sent to Judicial Watch. It was only through other, later documents released by the IRS that these notes were uncovered. In other words, the IRS tried to hide the fact that John McCain’s office, through Henry Kerner, along with Democrats and the Obama administration, were involved in the pressure to use the IRS to target tea party groups. From the report:
In the full notes of an April 30 meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating. Kerner tells Lerner, Steve Miller, then chief of staff to IRS commissioner, Nikole Flax, and other IRS officials, “Maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.” In response, Lerner responded that “it is her job to oversee it all:”
Please sign our petition to fire Henry Kerner for his egregious abuse of power and be sure to share this petition on social media.
I hope to see many of you in Washington later this month! It’s going to be a great event!
THIS WEEK’S ACTION ITEMS