Tea Party group unloads on Romney

“What we got was a weak moderate candidate, hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country-club establishment wing of the Republican Party. The presidential loss is unequivocally on them," Martin said. 

Similar criticism was lobbed at the former governor during the GOP primaries. Romney was seen as insufficiently conservative by some in his party, including Tea Party Republicans.

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