In 1773, the Tea Party revolted in Boston Harbor – angry about taxation without representation. A few years later they formed their own country.
The head of the Colorado Democratic Party blamed Tea Party Republicans in an interview with MSNBC host Ed Schultz on Tuesday for spurring a ballot measure in 11 counties calling for them to secede and form their own state.
“They want their own state now,” party chair Rick Palacio told Schultz. “I wouldn’t be surprised if they wanted their own country after this. You’re absolutely right, though: this is the same type of people that make up the Tea Party, and I would imagine that there are a lot of Tea Party folks that are behind this.”