FILE – In this Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, Tea Party Express Chairwoman Amy Kremer, speaks in Charleston, S.C.,, businessman Richard Cash listens. Cash is running against Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in next year’s South Carolina GOP Senate primary. ea party activists helped fuel Republicans’ gains in the 2010 elections. But now they’re criticizing Republican leaders seemingly at every turn. That puts GOP leaders on Capitol Hill in a tight spot, particularly on how to handle upcoming budget negotiations. Photo: AP
FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) — Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn.
They’re demanding that Congress use upcoming budget votes to deny money for putting in place President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law, despite warnings the strategy could lead to a government shutdown. Continue reading at: sfgate.com.