Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin told Breitbart News Sunday host Stephen K. Bannon on Sunday night that her group has a plan to prepare activists for town halls with their U.S. Representatives and Senators on Obamacare and immigration nationwide over the month of August.
“Really, the rise of the Tea Party started in 2009, I guess, it was four years ago, in the summer of 2009,” Bannon opened up his questions with Martin on the show. “We had the meetings, we had the rallies, but it really started with the town halls against Obamacare. Over the next five weeks we have both the defunding of Obamacare, which is being sponsored and driven by Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, but probably more important is immigration and the immigration bill and representatives going back and hearing from people.”
Martin responded with a detailed plan her group Tea Party Patriots has for five individual town halls it is hosting with other conservative groups across the country, and details for constituents attending town halls put on by their congressional members.
“We’re focusing on both of those [Obamacare defunding and immigration] and also on IRS,” Martin said. “With immigration, we’re partnering with Eagle Forum, Remembrance Project and NumbersUSA. We’re going to be in Richmond on August 12 at a town hall meeting there. We’re looking at August 19 at having a town hall meeting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. And then we have three more in the works in Ohio, Dallas, Texas, and in South Carolina. And these are all town halls that we are hosting.
“So we’re doing this to get the information and the facts out there about what is in the Senate bill and what will likely happen if anything passes through the House and these bills go to conference. We’re also getting information about these congressmen and senators who are having these town halls around the country so we can let people know when their congressmen or senators are having these town halls and they can show up and confront them with the facts.”