Radtke speaks to Senate Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill
Jamie Radtke, a U.S. Senate candidate in Virginia and co-founder the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation, called on President Obama and Congress to cut federal spending when addressing the first meeting of the Senate Tea Party Caucus on Thursday morning.
"We cannot keep kicking the can down the road and hoping someone else will have to make the tough choices, because we are nearly at the end of the road,'' she said. "There is no one left to make the tough choices -- it's up to us."
Three Republican lawmakers -- Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah) -- held the first meeting of the Senate Tea Party Caucus on Thursday. About 150 supporters, mostly an older crowd of grass-roots activists, several of whom were holding American and "Don't Tread on Me" flags, attended the campaign-style event. Read more at The Post's 44 blog.
Radtke praised Paul's recently released plan to cut $500 billion from the federal budget and Lee's balanced budget proposal. "Senator Paul's courageous move towards greater reductions in spending and Senator Lee's balanced budget initiative demonstrate the leadership that a new generation of Tea Party leaders can bring to Washington," she said.
| January 27, 2011; 4:14 PM ET
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