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Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin is president and co-founder of Tea Party Patriots and the Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund.

Articles by Jenny Beth Martin

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and other members of the Republican Conference talk to reporters following a luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Say no to the ‘Corrupt Politicians Act’

"This bill is the single most dangerous bill this committee has ever considered," thundered Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz at Wednesday's hearing of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Published March 29, 2021

Unqualified Democrat Nominees Becerra and Tanden Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Reject the gun-grabbing Xavier Becerra

Why is Xavier Becerra, President Biden's nominee to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services, receiving endorsements for that position from groups that want to do away with the Second Amendment? Published March 11, 2021

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, center, listens as President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with labor leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trumka: The Judas goat of the labor movement

President Biden's decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline has destroyed tens of thousands of jobs, and angered some of his strongest supporters. Published February 22, 2021

The Trump Train for 2020 Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When election models trump the polls

According to a RealClearPolitics archive of presidential election polls, each of the three leading Democratic candidates for president — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — would defeat President Donald Trump in the popular vote if the election were held tomorrow. Published June 5, 2019

Female Venezuelan soldiers stand behind their shields on the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, where cargo trailers block it, seen from La Parada near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Venezuelan authorities have limited the use of the bridge to students, seniors and the sick. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a four-day Latin American tour, making his final stop at the Colombian border to meet with representatives of Venezuelan refugees. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Stop Socialism. Choose Freedom.

Ten years ago today, a new American political movement announced its presence by hosting "Tax Day Tea Parties" all over the country. 1.2 million activists participated, many of whom were attending the first political event they had ever been to. It was the birth of a new crusade for liberty, and it had serious consequences for the politics of our nation - just ask Barack Obama, whose legislative agenda was stymied for the last three-quarters of his presidency by the opposition of the Tea Party and the men and women it helped elect to the Congress. Published April 15, 2019

Honduran migrants run away from Border Patrol agents as they try to cross over the U.S. border wall to San Diego, California, from Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Trump and House Republicans: Take a Stand on Border Wall Funding

President Trump and House Republicans are facing their own "Read my lips" moment - and how they respond may well determine whether or not the President is reelected and House Republicans can regain the majority in the 2020 elections. Published December 20, 2018

Illustration on attempts to bribe Senator Susan Collins by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bribing for votes in Maine

Will the Department of Justice or the Federal Election Commission investigate, prosecute and hold accountable those responsible for attempting to bribe or extort Sen. Susan Collins? Published September 13, 2018

Popping Balloon Patent Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why the Patent Trial and Appeal Board must be reined

It's fitting that our nation's Founders, as they were drafting the Constitution — one of the most original works in human history — were thinking about the need to protect creative works and inventors' rights to own the fruits of their own ingenuity. Published July 30, 2018

Illustration on manufactured scandals against Jim Jordan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Allegations against Jim Jordan are thin on facts

Political journalists have the unsavory penchant for not allowing facts — or, in some cases, a lack of facts — to get in the way of a good story. In the case of the manufactured scandal surrounding what U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan knew (if anything) about the alleged abuse of student athletes at Ohio State University 30 years ago, the mainstream media outlets have lost sight of two things glaringly absent from the narrative — credible witnesses and any kind of concrete evidence. Published July 11, 2018

The Capitol Dome of the Capitol Building at sunrise, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. After another government shutdown, congress has passed a sweeping long term spending bill which President Donald Trump is expected to sign later this morning. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Why Congress must act on the internet sales tax

The Supreme Court's recent ruling in Wayfair v. South Dakota on internet sales taxes ushers in new questions about e-commerce, federalism and even the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause. The ruling also makes clear that it is time for Congress to take up the issue to protect our nation's vibrant internet economy. Published July 4, 2018

Illustration on balance in the Supreme Court by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A year of Justice Gorsuch presages a lasting Trump legacy

President Trump can cut taxes, build the wall, rebuild the military, pull us out of disastrous agreements such as the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal, and he can make America great again in many ways. But nothing he does will transcend or outlive his impact on the U.S. Supreme Court, beginning with the service of Justice Neil Gorsuch. Published April 10, 2018

President Donald Trump reaches to touch a copy of the $1.3 trillion spending bill as he speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, as Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross watch. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

America needs a tea party Congress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is fond of saying, "There's no education in the second kick of a mule." By his standard, conservatives have been kicked by that mule way too often. Published March 30, 2018

Illustration on patents and protection of American intellectual property by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

U.S. patent protections imperiled

When Americans hear the phrase "America first," it's a safe bet they don't think of being in 12th place - in anything, but especially not in an area as vital to our American identity as innovation. Published March 22, 2018

Trump’s trade, tariff, Open Skies policies

On the heels of the successful passage of President Trump's tax reform that lowers taxes for tens of millions of America's working families, the president is making the surprising move of pushing for a tax increase in the form of tariffs. Published March 9, 2018

Supporters greet arriving students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Parkland, Fla.  With a heavy police presence, classes resumed for the first time since several students and teachers were killed by a former student on Feb. 14.   (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)

Gun-control sideshow

Upon close examination, "Fix NICS," in its current state, does not fix the problem at all -- in fact, it exacerbates existing problems and creates plenty of new ones. Published February 28, 2018

Illustration on Obama's budgets by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Republicans must get the spending legislation right

With the upcoming spending bill, Republicans have two options. They can deliver on their campaign promises to rein in spending, or they can double down on the Democrats' failed fiscal policies. Published February 23, 2018