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Tea Party Targets Senate’s Longest-Serving Republican

June 29, 2011 by  

Tea Party Targets Senate’s Longest-Serving Republican

Utah’s Orrin Hatch has served six terms in the U.S. Senate, making him the current longest-serving Republican Senator. Now, some Tea Party activists are saying six terms is enough.

“It’s time for him to go home and retire,” Darcy Van Orden, a Tea Partier from Utah, told POLITICO. “Isn’t 36 years enough? He truly hasn’t been a proponent of liberty.”

About 20 Utah residents, including Van Orden, staged a protest in front of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters on Monday, the article reported. The protest was organized by FreedomWorks, a Tea Party organization, with the goal of getting the NRSC to not support Hatch’s 2012 re-election bid.

The Senator has been attempting to court Tea Partiers, most recently going on Fox News to promote legislation to prevent taxpayer bailouts of foreign countries. However, the activists protesting Monday said Hatch’s long-term record is less demonstrably conservative.

“Tea party activists say the six-term senator’s record is too liberal: He’s voted to raise the debt ceiling; he helped create the State Children’s Health Insurance Program; and he was an original co-sponsor of the immigration reform bill, the DREAM Act,” the POLITICO article read.

However, NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh told POLITICO that the organization “respects (the Tea Party’s) views just as we respect the views of others who are strongly supporting Sen. Hatch’s reelection, including Mark Levin and C. Boyden Gray, who is the co-chairman of the FreedomWorks Foundation board.”

 

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