The organizations added, “As the American public will be forced to pay the price of any debt ceiling increase, so too will the elected officials from Ohio ignoring the wishes of the Tea Party, 9.12 and liberty-minded groups from here, as will the elected officials from other states ignoring the wishes of well over half of this country.”
“Speaker Boehner must listen to all Americans, and certainly to those in his home state of Ohio,” said Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin. “The Ohio freshmen who were elected by the tea party — giving Speaker Boehner his leadership position — must know that their constituents clearly reject any increase in the debt ceiling.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.