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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

U.S. Constitution

JENNY BETH MARTIN: No confirmation hearings until after the election

President Obama's insistence that Senate Republicans accede to his demands and confirm Judge Merrick Garland to be a new Justice of the Supreme Court directly contradict a simple fact of American political life - that more recent elections can (and often do) cancel the policy results of earlier elections. Published March 23, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, accompanied by his communications director, Rick Tyler, right, arrives for a walk-through for his Monday morning speech where he will launch his campaign for president of the United States at Liberty University on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Lynchburg, Va. Cruz will be the first major candidate in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

JENNY BETH MARTIN: Ted Cruz and ‘dirty tricks’

Politics makes strange bedfellows, so it should come as no surprise that three GOP presidential candidates, the liberal media, and the Republican Establishment elites have all set aside their differences to unite around a single narrative in the hopes of discrediting Ted Cruz, their most formidable opponent. Published February 24, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia leaves an intellectual conservative void on the Supreme Court, one that Republicans are in no hurry for the president to fill. His death Saturday created a political crisis in a pivotal election year. (Associated Press)

JENNY BETH MARTIN: Scalia’s death makes Cruz the best GOP pick for president

With the tragic passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the choice is clear for Republicans who want to win in November - Sen. Ted Cruz is now the compelling choice to be the GOP nominee, because he has just become the party's best hope for winning the White House in November. Published February 18, 2016

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, accompanied by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The Republican leaders announced the formation of six committee-led task forces charged with developing agendas on national security, tax reform, jobs, health care reform, elimination of poverty, and more. Ryan also pledged that House Republicans will schedule time this year to vote on legislation reforming the criminal justice system. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

JENNY BETH MARTIN: Seven years later, Washington still doesn’t understand the Tea Party

Almost seven years after the birth of the Tea Party, it's clear that official Washington still doesn't understand what led to the birth and growth of the movement. Given that the latest Gallup poll indicates that roughly 50 million Americans consider themselves supporters of the movement, that's a rather shocking fact. Published February 8, 2016

President Barack Obama answers questions during a CNN televised town hall meeting at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Obama's proposals to tighten gun controls rules may not accomplish his goal of keeping guns out of the hands of would-be criminals and those who aren't legally allowed to buy a weapon. In short, that's because the conditions he is changing by executive action are murkier than he made them out to be. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

JENNY BETH MARTIN: The dangers of Obama’s one-man show

Last week, President Obama announced yet another brazen executive order - this one intended to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. The executive action will make it more difficult for individuals to purchase guns, but, as many critics of the new regulations have noted, the new requirements are unlikely to prevent terrorist or other violent acts. Published January 15, 2016

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., smiles as he departs the chamber just after the Repubican-controlled House of Representatives voted to eliminate key parts of President Barack Obama's health care law and to stop taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

JENNY BETH MARTIN: An agenda for House Republicans

As House Republicans prepare to gather in Baltimore next week for their annual policy/legislative strategy retreat, Speaker Paul Ryan has made clear he wants to use the second session of the 114th Congress to lay out an agenda for what he calls a "confident America," a campaign vision that unifies the Conservative Movement, the Republican Party, and, in fact, all of America. Published January 7, 2016

This July 27, 2014, photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and her husband, Syed Farook, as they passed through O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The attack in San Bernardino, California, that left 14 people dead represented a type of extremist plot law enforcement authorities consider exceedingly difficult to detect: a conspiracy between close family members. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File)

JENNY BETH MARTIN: Politicial correctness now trumps national security

The First Amendment has taken a brutal beating during President Obama's time in office, despite the fact that the familiar text "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech" is one of our most cherished rights as American citizens. Published December 22, 2015

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen answers to the House Oversight Committee at the Capitol in Washington on March 26, 2014, in the panel's continuing probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the government's tax agency. (Associated Press) **FILE**

JENNY BETH MARTIN: Why John Koskinen, the IRS commissioner, must be impeached

Failing to comply with a subpoena for evidence in a major investigation; lying under oath in testimony before Congress; providing misleading and inaccurate information to Congress; hampering an ongoing investigation into the targeting of innocent American citizens. These are all serious offenses, violations of the public trust. Published December 9, 2015

Refugees wait on a bridge after police stopped them at the border between Austria and Germany in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

JENNY BETH MARTIN: It’s up to Congress to block Syrian refugee funding

Otto von Bismarck once observed: "Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others." President Obama's seeming determination to refuse to learn from the lessons of Europe's experience with Syrian refugees puts him clearly in the former category, not the latter. Published December 4, 2015