Grabien Montage: The Establishment Welcomes the Tea Party to Washington

On the fifth anniversary of the Tea Party, Grabien takes a look at how the movement was greeted by Democrats

Tea party movement celebrates fifth anniversary with party in Washington (The Post-Standard)

Tea Party Patriots members are expected to look back on the movement's impact and the road ahead as they celebrate its fifth anniversary Thursday with a party in Washington, D.C.

Republican senators Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Ted Cruz of Texas are expected to attended the celebration at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. So are representatives Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Steve King of Iowa, Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Louie Gohmert of Texas, and Matt Salmon of Arizona, the Washington Times reports.

Featured speakers will include talk radio host Mark Levin and Jenny Beth Martin, the movement's co-founder.

CBS News traces the tea party's beginning to a rant against the Obama administration's mortgage modification proposal delivered on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange by CNBC anchor Rick Santelli, a critic of federal bailouts to rescue the faltering economy.

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