A group of Tea Party protesters blasted the California Democratic Party on Friday for hosting its annual Pro Tem Cup fundraiser while the state is in economic despair.
The protest—which took place outside of Poway’s Maderas Golf Club on Friday —attracted about 20 locals, most of whom are members of the Patriot Coalition of San Diego County, or more informally known as Tea Partiers.
“The purpose is to point out the hypocrisy of this fundraiser when they have to pass a balanced budget,” said Steve Baldwin, one of the protest’s organizers. “They’re not doing anything up there—we’re pissed.”
Protesters said they were upset that the Democrats were still participating in the fifth annual Pro Tem Cup—a two-day event with the second day hosted by Torrey Pines Golf Course—when they’ve yet to solve the state’s estimated $26 billion deficit in its entirety and have the ability to pass a balanced budget with a simple majority.