Levin to Keynote Tea Party's 5th Birthday Celebration: 'Our Only Hope'

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | February 24, 2014 | 12:03 PM EST

Radio host Mark Levin will be the keynote speaker at a celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Tea Party on Thursday, February 27.

"The tea party is our only hope," Levin says on announcing his appearance:

"The Tea Party, which consists of millions of hard working taxpayers, is to be celebrated not condemned. The ruling class must be trounced and its media cheerleaders must be exposed if the republic is to survive. The Tea Party is our only hope. It's a great honor to be asked to speak to such outstanding and courageous patriots."

Levin will be also be joined by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, the event's organizer. Radio and television host Sean Hannity will provide the Capstone speech at the evening dinner.