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The Tea Party Movement Is Dead

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2024
From The Right
Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Yesterday’s announcement of the abrupt closure and dissolution of FreedomWorks by its board of directors is the closest thing we will get to a formal date of death for the Tea Party movement, which in truth has been dead since Donald Trump descended the escalator at Trump Tower in June 2015. Trump did for the Republican establishment what it couldn’t do on its own in killing the Tea Party and its demands for small, constitutional government.

That impetus may return someday, as it has in the past — nobody during...

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