Scott Brown Bites Tea Party Hand That Fed Him, Welcomes GOP Primary

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said he doesn’t consider himself a member of the Tea Party movement and would welcome any primary challenger.

Brown, the Republican senator from deep-blue Massachusetts whose win in a special election last year in part catalyzed the Tea Party movement, said he considers himself just a Republican, though one with sympathies toward some Tea Party issues.

“Hey, nothing wrong with a primary. I welcome all challengers,” Brown said Tuesday morning on MSNBC.

He said Monday evening that he didn’t identify as a member of the Tea Party movement.

“No, I’m a Republican from Massachusetts. I’m not a Tea Party member,” Brown said during an appearance on Fox News.

Read more from Michael O’Brien at The Hill

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