Amy Kremer, chairman of the national Tea Party Express and a Georgia resident, made it clear in a CNN interview today that as far as she’s concerned, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has earned himself a primary challenge with his vote in favor of the “fiscal cliff” legislation that passed the Senate by a vote of 89-8.
“The Tea Party Express, we haven’t decided anything at this point, but I can tell you I live in the state of Georgia and Saxby Chambliss is going to be primaried. Our own senator. It’s unacceptable to have somebody who votes with the Democrats more than they do with the conservatives, and he has proven time and time again he’s all about the spending.
“And we’re a red state, we deserve a conservative senator, a conservative senator that would stand with [Sens.] Marco Rubio [R-Fla.] and Rand Paul [R-Ky.] and Mike Lee [R-Utah] who all voted ‘no’ for this bill.”
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, also of Georgia, also voted in support of the bill, which was opposed by all eight of Georgia’s Republican congressmen.
It should be noted that the Tea Party Express also championed the campaigns of Sharron “Second Amendment remedies” Angle, who lost a winnable race against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Christine “I am not a witch” O’Donnell, who lost a winnable Senate race in Delaware.
– Jay Bookman