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Tea Party Patriots Rally Against NPR After O'Keefe Video

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Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin also targeted Schiller's comments, writing that they were "indicative of the mentality of ruling elites who are threatened by the power of the Tea Party Patriots. This bizarre behavior comes at a time when Americans are taking their country back through the legislative process. Political victory has led to policy victory, and the elite had better wake up to the new reality."

The e-mail called on Tea Party Patriots members to contact their members of Congress to keep pressure up against NPR as the House and Senate debate whether to defund the organization. The House has already passed a bill that would cut NPR's funding and Senate Republicans introduced similar legislation this week. NPR has put out a statement in response to the video saying the organization is "appalled" by Schiller's filmed remarks.