Tea Partiers protest at Cornyn offices
POSTED: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 6:14pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 4, 2010 - 11:29pm
TYLER-- Members of the Texas Tea Party are not happy with the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Across Texas, dozens protested at noon today outside of all of Senator John Cornyn's offices. As Chair of the NRSC, Tea Party supporters say Cornyn played a role in sending a lawyer to help the tea party opponent in the Alaskan Republican primary.
It was a close race between Tea Party candidate Joe Miller and incumbent Lisa Murkowski. Even though Miller won, Tea Partiers warn Cornyn and other politicians to stay out of local elections.
Today, protesters went to Cornyn's office in downtown Tyler and gave him letters signed by all. One protester says she is disappointed that Cornyn supported a "Rhino" against a conservative candidate.
However, Cornyn and the NRSC say they weren't trying to pick their own primary candidate. One NRSC representative says, "At the end of the day, the only people who decided this election were the voters of Alaska as it should be. So unfortunately, is has been a misunderstanding."
Cornyn's office aid listened to comments from protestors, but did not give any feedback. Senator Cornyn was not at his Tyler office.