Tea Party Express Responds to Hateful Comments from Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa

Tea Party Express responded today to Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa’s dangerous and irresponsible remarks as he introduced President Barack Obama in Detroit.

Hoffa’s outrageous comments included, “We’ve got to keep an eye on the battle… And you see it everywhere. It is the Tea Party. President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.”

Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer said, “Jimmy Hoffa’s remarks are inexcusable and amount to a call for violence on peaceful tea party members, which include many Teamster members.

“We have called on President Obama to condemn this inappropriate and uncivil rhetoric, which has no place in the public forum. He should chastise Mr. Hoffa, his Vice-President, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congressman Andre Carson and the other Obama supporters who have been outrageous in their comments.

“This is especially egregious coming from someone who supposedly represents working Americans when we have a President who has not only failed to create jobs, but won’t be holding his own job for much longer.

“Lying attacks on the tea party movement have disturbingly increased in recent days. It is high time that elected leaders like President Obama were held accountable when their key supporters engage in harmful and divisive rhetoric.

“We at Tea Party Express demand an immediate apology from Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa. We further urge President Obama to strongly rebuke Hoffa for his dangerous comments.”