Sen. Rand Paul on Friday announced the launch of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, making good on an idea he floated during last year's campaign.
GOP Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.) and Mike Lee (Utah) will join the Kentucky Republican as the first members of the caucus.
DeMint helped several tea party-backed candidates — including Paul and Lee — win primaries last year and he is viewed as a hero within the grass-roots movement.
The group's first meeting will be on Jan. 27. The Senate group mirrors the House Tea Party Caucus, which Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced she was forming last year.
According to a joint statement announcing the caucus issued Friday afternoon, "citizens will be invited to speak so we can hear from them and address their concerns about what's happening in Washington."
It's like the Superfriends, only without the really big computer in the Hall of Justice. Or the superpowers. Or the invisible jet. Or...well okay, maybe more like the Legion of Doom, Jim DeMint kinda looks like Solomon Grundy. What will the Senate Tea Party Caucus actually do all day, anyhow? Citizens will be invited to speak? That should be fun.
Oh please, let's see some crazy-ass Tea Party faithful on C-SPAN speaking to Congress on how Obama's secret Kenyan Muslim volunteer army is putting gay mind-control fluoride in school lunches, too.
Seriously, what do these guys hope to accomplish besides accidental televised comedy hi-jinks?