Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has been selected to give the Tea Party’s response to the president’s State of the Union address. Lee will deliver his remarks immediately after the president’s annual address next Tuesday.
Lee, who has provided a number of Breitbart News exclusives, distinguished himself last year during the government shutdown by joining forces with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and crusading for the defunding of Obamacare and a responsible budget.
Moreover, Lee had expressed his Tea Party support of grass root efforts to defund Obamacare last year when he said, “If we don’t fight this, we’ll become like the unarmed English Bobby who, upon seeing the commission of a crime, yells ‘stop, or I’ll yell stop again!’”
We’ll become this sort of feckless political entity. It is as big of a deal as I’ve seen, certainly, in my two and a half years in the Senate. But I think this is one of the biggest political developments of the last decade. There has never been a more critical time for the grassroots to become active. The grassroots will make all the difference in the world. The grassroots can make or break this. I think they will make it.
In 2013, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gave the Tea Party response. So far, Republican Party Leaders have not selected a representative to give the Republican response to the State of the Union address.