The South Central L.A. Tea Party founder and president, the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, is demanding an apology from Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for her recent comments regarding the tea party, according to teaparty.org
During a Saturday meeting with union members in Inglewood, Calif., Waters’ comments that the “tea party can go straight to hell” were met with cheers from an audience composed of Service Employee International Union rank-and-file, a union closely associated with the Obama administration.
“Scapegoating the tea party for the wasteful liberal social policies which are destroying the U.S. economy is wicked and irresponsible,” Peterson said. “On behalf of millions of patriotic Americans we demand that Waters apologize. The tea party is the solution, not the problem. I’m sure Maxine Waters would like her attacks on the tea party to distract from her failures and serious ethics issues.”
The House ethics committee is investigating Waters for allegedly trying to improperly obtain a federal bailout for a bank where her husband owns stock.
“Maxine Waters helped cripple the U.S. economy by pushing home loans to people who couldn’t afford them,” Peterson said. “Waters’ rant damning the Tea Party is an attempt to fire up her base and shore up support since the committee will not dismiss her case.”
The South Central L.A. Tea Party was formed earlier this year.
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