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.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.