Former congressman Dick Armey discusses the growth of the Tea Party movement and his new book Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto during a lunch hosted by The Christian Science Monitor.
Armey is the chairman of FreedomWorks, an organization that fights for less government, lower taxes, and more freedom.
He talks to reporters about the need to limit the role of federal government and the power of the President. His book will be released later this summer.
Dick Armey is a former U.S. Representative from Texas's 26th congressional district (1985-2003) and House Majority Leader (1995-2003).
He was one of the architects of the "Republican Revolution" of the 1990s, in which Republicans were elected to majorities of both houses of Congress for the first time in four decades, and the chief author of the Republican Contract with America.
He is now the chairman of FreedomWorks, an organization that fights for less government, lower taxes, and more freedom.
The Tea Party's Dick Armey responds to Obama's handling of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"The Constitution does not envision the President of the United States saying: 'I will decide what compensations, what redress will be elicited from a British-owned company,'" says Armey. "There are courts for this purpose."