Conservative Leaders Send Letter Demanding New GOP Senate Leadership

Viguerie and Other Conservative Leaders Demand New GOP Senate Leadership

 

Conservative HQ
Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
10/11/17

Today, CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie joined conservative leaders Ken Cuccinelli II, President, Senate Conservatives Fund, L. Brent Bozell III, Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots, David Bozell,
President, For America and Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks sending a letter to the Senate Republican leadership making the case that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s failed leadership and betrayals of the conservative – populist voters that brought President Trump to the White House have become an anchor around the neck of Republican Senators in the 2018 Republican primaries that can only be removed by the resignation of McConnell and his entire leadership team.

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s failures and betrayals of the conservative populist voters who brought President Trump to the White House have become an anchor around the neck of Republican Senators in the 2018 Republican primaries,” said conservative direct marketing pioneer Richard A. Viguerie.

“Mitch McConnell acts like a Minority Leader, letting Far Left Democrats run the show on Capitol Hill, charged Mr. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. “As the leader of the alleged conservative party on Capitol Hill he is at best incompetent, and more likely on the other side, leading the opposition to President Trump’s agenda.”

“Far from helping President Trump drain the swamp, McConnell has revealed himself to be an anti-conservative leader of the Washington establishment and protector of the swamp, who is silent as Democrats expand government, rushing us towards a socialist America.”

“What conservatives want is a Republican version of Chuck Schumer, someone who is always on offense for his party’s agenda.”

“President Harry Truman cost the Republicans their Senate majority in 1948 with his campaign against the Republican ‘Do Nothing Congress.’ When Republican donors echo Truman’s words and close their wallets and conservative activists agree and stay home, today’s Republican Senators should take heed and demand new leadership, before they are defeated in the primaries,” concluded Mr. Viguerie.

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Talk about timely.  This just hit my inbox.  Eerie — as I posted my op-ed early this morning before reading anything on the Senate. Still the letter below says it all about how frustrated we citizens are at the Senate and particularly the RINOS in it who are deliberately siding with Democrats to slow down the congressional process and impede or malign the president by not accomplishing a darn thing.

The problem is that DNC and its crew will attempt to retake every possible seat at election times to overturn the Republican majority if they can. So every seat will become a major battleground to keep moving out of the hellhole Democrats and RINOS have dug us into.  We either stand up together — vote making sure our votes are not overridden by fraud — or we end up in a serious battle for the very existence of our nation and its sovereignty.

–Uriel–

 

Complete text of the letter to Senator McConnell and the Senate Republican leadership team follows:

Senator Mitch McConnell
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Subject: Failure of Leadership

Dear Senator McConnell,

2017 has been a disappointing year for the millions of Americans who fully expected, and had every right to expect real change in Washington. Republicans were given full control of the federal government. They – you – have done nothing. Worse, it is painfully clear that you intend to do nothing because, as is most apparent, you had no intention of honoring your solemn commitments to the American people. You were not going to “drain the swamp.” You are the swamp.

You and the rest of your leadership team were given the majority because you pledged to stop the steady flow of illegal immigration. You’ve done nothing. You pledged to reduce the size of this oppressive federal government. You have done nothing. You pledged to reduce, and ultimately eliminate the out-of-control deficit spending that is bankrupting America. You have done nothing. You promised to repeal Obamacare, “root and branch.” You’ve done nothing. You promised tax reform. You’ve done nothing.

You don’t even show up for work.

While your attacks on those within the Republican Party who were attempting to keep the GOP’s promises in the era of President Obama are now legendary, your current failure to deliver on the highest priority commitments to the American people is nothing short of shocking.

Perhaps the greatest betrayal – and that is what it is – is your failure to repeal Obamacare, the single most devastating piece of legislation against freedom ever crafted. Every single Republican in federal office today is there because of the pledge to end this horror. We are now in October of 2017. The Republicans control the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate. The GOP controls it all, thanks to that commitment.

President Trump and the House of Representatives have done their part. You sank it all.

President Trump reasonably asked when he arrived in the White House “Where is the bill?” After seven long years, you didn’t have a bill ready to go. You’d scheduled no committee hearings when you knew some in your caucus would not tolerate a bill without hearings. You had no plan at all.

America has not forgotten that Obamacare does not apply to you. You and your leadership team saw to that, even when far more ethical members of Congress tried to change that slippery exemption. That is not “leadership.” That’s cronyism, and precisely why the American people want the swamp drained.

By this time we could have been at work building the wall to protect Americans from the flow of illegal immigration, and also the flow of terrorists bent on wreaking destruction on our towns and cities. But you haven’t allowed it.

By this time in Ronald Reagan’s administration, even with an opposition party controlling the House, his tax cut package had been the law of the land for months, and America was on her way to an explosion of historic growth. But under your “leadership,” there’s not even a commitment to real reform.

You confirmed President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, but you’ve also left our judiciary hanging in the balance. With well over 100 vacancies on the federal bench and 50 nominees awaiting action in the Senate you all have performed the Herculean task of confirming … seven?! That’s less than one judge per month!

Reasonable people can disagree on the larger issue of abortion, but science has proven that 20 week-old babies in the womb can feel the pain and torture of being aborted. The House, addressing the scientific community’s concerns and consensus, has passed the Pain Capable Act three times. President Trump has publicly stated his eagerness to sign this legislation. Not only will you and your leadership team not lift a finger to advance this bill and help end these atrocities, your chief deputy, Senator John Cornyn, deemed “Pain Capable” to be “not a short-term priority,” all but declaring the bill dead-on-arrival.

Defunding the abortion mill Planned Parenthood is another promise you have failed to deliver on. Chief among your responsibilities is to be stewards of taxpayer resources, and yet, inexplicably, Planned Parenthood continues to receive $500 million in federal funds annually, with no end in sight.

Perhaps more could be accomplished if you and the rest of your Gang of 5 leadership team would work harder, and require the rest of the Senate to do the same. The American people work 8-10-12 hours daily. How hard do their elected representatives work? On this, the 282nd day of 2017, you all have barely worked more than 100 days! And many of those “days” count coming in for a vote or two at 5:30 p.m.

Many Americans celebrated “Columbus Day.” What would they think if they knew – if you told them – you have arranged it so you and your colleagues celebrate “Columbus Week”?

In the real world this level of performance would get you fired.

When one compares the number of bills passing through the House to the Senate’s lack of performance, your leadership looks even less capable. As Speaker Ryan recently noted, the House is passing bills – including items central to your campaign promises – and not only do they languish in the Senate, but you and your leadership team publicly declare some of them dead on arrival.

In addition to not repealing Obamacare, not reigning in spending and debt, not restraining then-President Obama’s massive expansion of government, not reducing the power of the bureaucracy (especially the IRS), not only failing to secure our borders but fighting for amnesty and open borders, you and your leadership team have proven to be abject failures.

Your legalized bribery through deceitfully advancing the Export-Import Bank and other schemes that benefit donors but not ordinary Americans, and your extremely selective support for one part of one part of the U.S. Constitution (that being that part of the First Amendment related to free speech, but only insofar as it relates to campaign financing that you favor) has made it clear that you and your leadership team will be brave fighters for your Washington-based fat-cat donors and your own power, but not for the American people, any identifiable principles, nor even for the very things you all said during your campaigns that you believed in.

Those substantive failures come on top of your vicious, continuous, merciless attacks on grassroots Republicans, but most especially conservatives. Why do you hate the very people who are the biggest bloc of voters supporting every single member of the GOP Senate Caucus?

You have told us in no uncertain terms, for many years, in many ways, that it is your purpose to “crush conservatives everywhere.”

Can you imagine what would happen to a football team in which the quarterback was continuously by word and deed making it clear that he loathed his offensive linemen?

You have used race-baiting tactics without reservation when it suited your purposes, but the minute Democrats used such tactics against you in your last Senate race you wailed and gnashed your teeth.

You have used the un-American tactic of “blacklisting” vendors who dared to work for candidates who were not the leadership’s chosen candidates.

You have abandoned good conservative GOP nominees for no other reason than that they were conservative. One need look no farther than the last election cycle when you abandoned the Republican grassroots’ Colorado Senate candidate – Air Force Academy graduate, African American veteran and twice-elected official Darryl Glenn.

In 2016, there were only two states in which the GOP had a chance to pick up Senate seats – Colorado and Nevada. In Nevada you led $25 million worth of spending on behalf of your chosen candidate, but you refused to spend any money on behalf of Darryl Glenn in Colorado simply because he was conservative.

Both candidates lost by three percentage points.

There sat another vote for Obamacare repeal, but you were willing to sacrifice a Republican senate seat rather than have a conservative whom you would not control join the Senate.

Don’t blame others for falling one vote short – the fault is yours and the rest of your Gang of 5 leadership team.

And it’s not just Darryl Glenn. We remember your support for Arlen Specter, for Charlie Christ over Marco Rubio, and for Planned Parenthood’s favorite Independent candidate, (chairman) Lisa Murkowski over GOP nominee Joe Miller in Alaska in 2010.

You and your leadership team – Senators John Cornyn, Roy Blunt, John Thune and John Barrasso – have made war with your own grassroots while cynically refusing to honor one solemn pledge after another to the American people.

It is time for you and your leadership team to step aside for new leadership that is committed to the promises made to the American people. America is too good for you to lead it.

(Signed)

Ken Cuccinelli II
President, Senate Conservatives Fund

L. Brent Bozell III

Richard A. Viguerie

Jenny Beth Martin
Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots

David Bozell
President, For America

Adam Brandon
President, FreedomWorks

 

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15 Responses to Conservative Leaders Send Letter Demanding New GOP Senate Leadership

  1. Wise Owl says:

    2018 is going to be a wake-up call to these SOBs.

  2. vonMesser says:

    I am going to take that letter, do some personal editing on it, and send it to several of the Republican(E) critters in both the House and Senate. Consider doing that yourselves – so they start receiving well-written complaints. Mention the therought of voting not just Tea Party type people, but even for Libertarians (which would, of course) give the position to the Democrat because there are darn few Libertarians).

  3. Dynalady says:

    Wise Owl–I sure hope so. Problem is, we have to field good candidates bc if there’s NOT a choice on the ballot, then we dont really have a choice.

    I would add to this letter the following:
    1. In addition to 8-10-12 hrs/day, working Americans typically spend at least 1 hr on the freeway getting to work EACH way—EVERY DAY; for 250-260 working days/yr.
    2. Tax freedom day is now in LATE JUNE & creeping ever later. That means that working taxpayers spend half their lives working involuntarily for the government–50% of what they earn is taken away. Yes, some people have a lower FEDERAL tax RATE, but tax freedom day is re: all fed/state/local taxes. What do we call people who don’t get paid for their work & don’t have a choice about it? We call them PRISONERS or SLAVES;
    3. We pay taxes for the same things multiple times over–example Obamacare—we pay MORE premiums for policies that cover less. Then we have to pay huge deductibles BEFORE insurance pays anything–all so they can ‘spread’ the benefit around to ‘cover’ more people. But we already pay for own health insurance, AND we pay (& have paid for decades) Federal Income tax PLUS Social security taxes–all go towards ‘healthcare’ via Medicare & Medicaid–yet the doctors doing the work get less & less as the gov’t squeezes them too. THEN we have State funded programs like Chips–which we pay state sales tax for (we pay additional sales taxes on medical ‘devices’ under Obamacare; plus additional taxes on sale of real estate) Where I live, we pay local property taxes to fund indigent healthcare at the local level. I count 5 times in my foregoing list that we pay for someone else’s healthcare. I won’t count Medicare bc that becomes a benefit that we all eventually receive–at least while its still solvent.

    That’s JUST healthcare. Look at your cell phone bill & your landline phone bill (if you still have one) & cable/internet bill–lots of those tax charges look the same to me.
    We pay gas taxes that practically double price of a gallon of gas; yet all our gas is supplied by private companies, not the gov’t.
    A friend who knows told me that our State Dept/Agriculture has 170+ programs & agencies dealing w/school lunch & nutrition services for other areas like Adult Protective Services/nursing homes, daycares, etc.

    If we could just stop the double (triple, quadruple & quintuple) dipping by the govt, we’d all be better off. Trump wants to help us, but, these guys obviously don’t.

    Don’t EVEN get me started on our colleges & universities which receive State tax $$ & federal grants, subsidies, etc. These institutions were founded to educate the State’s own RESIDENTS. Yet, tuition, fees, & costs are so high noone (except the independently wealthy) can afford higher education w/o student loans which take decades to repay. ALL this while denying admission to regular citizen-students in favor of foreigners (legal or illegal) & the lesser qualified thru affirmative action, etc.

    I won’t wax much more on how so much of our tax $$ gets GIVEN to billionaire foreign leaders who line their own Swiss bank accts, to arm foreign governments while we do not even secure our own borders….

    If our senators can’t busy themselves fixing all that, they can just go home & give up their salary/bene’s–doubt we would miss them.

    • Uriel says:

      Whoop. Good rant Dynalady. And spot on. One would think the congress members would be more in tune with all of this but many of the career politicians seem totally oblivious.

  4. Dynalady says:

    Term limits WITHOUT the salary-for-the-rest-of-your-life deal.

    Hey–gotta great idea for The Donald. I never watched The Apprentice or Lost, but, what if every year the whole country could vote for 1 politician in their own party that we want Fired(!) or kicked off the DC Beltway Island and sent home permanently? I’d vote McCain off the island RIGHT NOW.

  5. Ragnar says:

    Uriel,
    Picture Uncle Sam Finger Pointing….
    ONLY YOU CAN ESTABLISH TERM LIMITS. VOTE THEM OUT!

  6. Hardnox says:

    Purge, purge, purge…. get rid of the skunks posing as Republicans.

  7. whitetop says:

    I was taught that the etiquette for writing an elected official was to keep it short and less than one page. Due to the length of the letter I doubt Mitch gets beyond the subject line. However, it is an excellent letter and one that needs to be sent. A similar letter needs to be sent to Paul Ryan because he is just as complacent as McConnell as evidenced by his first repeal of Obamacare. He knew it wouldn’t pass but used it to muddy the waters. He may claim the House is working but he also knows the Senate will prevent any significant legislation from being passed.

    I feel conservatives need to focus on repeal of Obamacare and forget replace because replacement keeps government in the healthcare business. We have seen the disaster it has been. Dynalady has pointed out the inherent fraud we know as Obamacare.

    We already have Term Limits; it’s called the ballot box. Unfortunately, when people are too lazy to inform themselves of the people in office and the job they do the ballot box becomes irrelevant which is what the incumbents want.

  8. Uriel says:

    I agree Whitetop. Attention span is short at the best of times. It’s why the Dems push through massive pages of a bill every time. They know that the Republicans don’t have the attention span to read most of it.

    While working in accounting groups, I learned the hard way — it is much easier and better to start over than it is to search to find a single error somewhere in a line most of the time.
    Obamacare language was written by Democrats who classically hide tons of information slopped within volumes of pages and flowery legalese. So REPEAL Obamacare has to be done before we can move forward. Hidden within that document are things like a hidden national army paid for by US citizens as well as other odious things like sunset healthcare on elderly.

    Remove every letter of every word has to be done. Then prepare a clean bill where every word has been reviewed and accepted.