Murfreesboro Tea Party Criticizes Black

Local Tea Party members contend U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Gallatin, is not one of them after her vote to raise the debt ceiling and will stage a protest today at the congressman’s Murfreesboro office, reports the Daily News Journal,
“Many people in the 6th District were counting on her to be a leader in this (debt issue), and they are very disappointed people,” event organizer Micah Forrest said.
Forrest and others will hold their rally starting at 4 p.m. by Black’s office at 305 W. Main St. They’re upset about the country’s debt and worry it will double from the $14.3 trillion level it reached before the recent vote to raise the debt ceiling.
“She represented herself as a Tea Party member,” Forrest said. “She listed on her official website she was a member of the Tea Party Caucus. She represented to the public that she would be part of the solution to this debt that keeps growing. She also stated that she would stand up to the party leaders in her own party and not just be a rubber stamp to the GOP leadership.”
Local Tea Party activists will not be the only ones to have protested at Black’s offices in Murfreesboro, Gallatin and Cookeville. The liberal advocacy group has staged rallies asking that taxes be raised as part of debt-ceiling agreement, said Stephanie Genco, the press secretary for Black.

(Note: One hears redistricting rumors to the effect that Black would be happy to have Rutherford County taken out of the 6th District and placed in the 4th, clearing the way for state Sen. Bill Ketron’s run for Congress against Scott DesJarlais. Wonder why?)

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