This is just my two cents, we all know the guys who did this is extremely illegal. But the article only said that the tea partiers were suspected of being involved. It doesn’t mean that the tea partiers were responsible unless the evidence says so. For all we know, it might have been some die hard Communist or someone with a personal vendetta that had nothing to do with politics who set this up.
If it were to be tea partiers, then the ones who were responsible for the crime should be punished. What should really happen is to persuade people to refrain themselves from placing wackos in high position who encourage criminal actions.