ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Peter Meijer for Congress in Michigan

For Immediate Release: July 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Peter Meijer for Congress in Michigan’s Third Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “President Trump showed that it takes a political outsider to buck the establishment and get things done in Washington. Peter Meijer is a veteran and businessman, not a politician, whose real-world experience and passion for public service have prepared him to take on the elites inside the beltway and fight to restore limited, constitutional government.

“Peter has spent his entire adult life serving his country and giving to others. After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point for a year, he joined the Army Reserves and was deployed to Iraq, where he conducted intelligence operations that targeted terrorist insurgents. Upon completing his military service, he became involved with several veterans’ organizations, including Team Rubicon, where he led humanitarian disaster relief efforts in such diverse places as New York, Oklahoma, the Philippines, and South Sudan.”

“Peter’s leadership experience and record of selfless service will be great assets as he works alongside conservatives in Congress to tackle our massive federal debt, continue reducing onerous taxes and regulations that strangle the economy, and put power back in the hands of the states where it belongs.”

“We agree with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise when he endorsed Meijer and pointed out that ‘Peter has dedicated his entire life to serving his community and his country. He has demonstrated this dedication to service not only in the U.S. Army, but more recently by delivering over 30,000 meals to those in need in his community in response to the coronavirus pandemic. I look forward to having him in Congress to not only help us regain the House majority for the Republicans, but also to put our shared conservative values into action while making a positive impact on the lives of folks back in MI-03.’

The Democrats and their allies in the liberal mainstream news media are all convinced they will take control of the White House and both houses of Congress in November in a massive blue wave. They are ignoring at their peril the election of 2016, when Americans who were sick and tired of politics as usual and years of big government failures swept Donald Trump into the White House despite polls showing the opposite. Four years later, families and small businesses have seen the economic benefits of lower taxes and fewer regulations, and the Beltway establishment is losing its power. It took an outsider like Donald Trump to get these things done, and it will likewise take outsiders like Peter Meijer to finish the task at hand and beat back the Democrats’ radical socialist agenda once and for all,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

Peter Meijer is profoundly wise and knowledgeable, kind and strong. A truly clear-thinking, selfless servant leader. He is a unifier for American goodness with a wonderful perspective on how to tackle our most important issues through solid convictions, empathy and meaningful engagement. We all need Peter’s wonderful, strong and courageous servant leadership in Congress.” – Steve Kenyon, Conservative & Grassroots Supporter, Grand Rapids, MI

Peter Meijer served our country for over a decade in the military. When the Coronavirus hit the country in March, Peter Meijer immediately saw the need for people in the West MI area that couldn’t get out to buy food and started Operation FRED, which delivered so many groceries all over the area for weeks. Peter Meijer has the quest of excellence I feel not only for himself but for his country, state, and district.” – Kim Batson, Conservative & Grassroots Supporter, Shelbyville, MI

Peter Meijer has a strong skill set and a vision to help move our country in the right direction. That’s why I’m proud to endorse him for U.S. Congress.” – State Rep. Jim Lower, Greenville, MI

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