January 9, 2014
On Wednesday, Tom Donohue, the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, vowed to make the Tea Party “feel some heat” in 2014 in order to get amnesty legislation passed.
In his “State of American Business” address, Donohue, without directly naming it, said that the Tea Party would face a “significant response” from the Chamber in 2014. He said “early involvement in the primaries is all about where we are going” and emphasized the group will try to make an impact “right from the beginning” in at least ten primary contests.
As Breitbart News reported, the Chamber is planning to spend at least $50 million to crush the Tea Party, largely because of the movement’s opposition to amnesty legislation, which the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers and which the Chamber has been coveting.