Tea Party faction is potential thorn in side of new Senate GOP majority

by Susan Ferrechio  |  published on November 6, 2014

Even as the newly minted Republican majority celebrates their election victory, its far-right faction — some of its members backed by the Tea Party — are sending out warning flares that they don’t plan on being ignored by the mainstream GOP.

They are threatening swift and aggressive action to block big Democratic initiatives like the healthcare reform law and so-called amnesty for illegal immigrants.

“Not one single candidate ran as a moderate Republican,” conservative activist and ForAmerica chairman Brent Bozell said on Wednesday. “And the voters who voted for these candidates are not going to stand for ‘business as usual’ from Republicans campaigning as conservatives and then governing as moderates. That is simply dishonest.”

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