First Senate Tea Party caucus takes place

January 27, 2011 12:58:46 PM PST
The first meeting of the Senate Tea Party caucus took place on Capitol Hill. It was attended by dozens of Tea Party activists, and Republican senators Ron Johnson, Wi, Jim Demint, SC, Rand Paul, Ky, and Mike lee, Utah.

They say the Tea Party message is simple: limited government and less spending.

"It's simply a grassroots political phenomenon that's sweeping across the country, as Americans have realized that their federal government has grown too big and too expensive," Lee said.

All 100 senators were invited to join the Tea Party, and the House Tea Party caucus has 52 members.