Tea Party Patriots of Colorado have released the following statement in response to the shooting in Colorado and the media response the situation:
The Colorado Tea Party Patriots and the Tea Party Patriots are saddened to hear of the death and wounding of theater goers in Aurora, Colorado. The member of the Colorado Tea Party Patriots, Jim Holmes, age 52 is not the same person who has been identified as the shooter.
The attempts of some media organizations to characterize the shooter as a Tea Party member without having made any effort to contact our organization are shameless and reprehensible.
This is the page ABC News used to link the shooting to the Tea Party.
And, it turns out James Holmes is a common name.