Senator Grahamnesty: It’s Time For the Tea Party to “Help Us Solve Problems”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that the Tea Party needs to commit to being problem-solvers in the new Congress.
On “Face the Nation,” Graham was asked about the prospects for bipartisanship come January.
“The House is in revolt,” he said of the difficulty of extending the Bush-era tax cuts. “People are pissed off in the House at the estate tax. That’s going to carry over a bit.”
Graham said that big government and spending is on the “run and retreat,” but that the coming months will test the grass-roots movement that helped turn the tide in the midterm election.
“The Tea Party will turn on the Republicans as well as the Democrats, but it’s going to be a test of the Tea Party,” he said.
“They come up here in large numbers and bring a new energy. I applaud what they did, but they’ve got to help us solve problems.”
Suddenly its the tea party’s job to solve problems? Isn’t that what Congress is supposed to be doing?