House Republican Conference Secretary John Carter (TX-31) joined Conference Chairman Mike Pence (IN-06) today as a charter member of the new Tea Party Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The move by Carter, one of six elected leaders of the Republican Party in the House, sends a strong message that key GOP leaders are working hand-in-hand with Tea Party activists to restore conservative principles in Washington.
"The left is doing everything in their power to demonize and marginalize the Tea Party movement because they are so terrified of it," says Carter. "They correctly recognize that the views of the movement represent the views of the majority of American voters on all the key issues, and those views are the opposite of what President Obama and Speaker Pelosi are trying to sell. I am proud and honored to be a charter member of this Caucus, which I believe will help provide improved communications between conservative activists nationwide and the U.S. House."