Conservatives are fed up.
A slew of prominent conservatives, from Tea Party Patriots to FreedomWorks to the Senate Conservatives Fund are calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — along with top Senate GOP leadership — to resign over their inability to get anything done.
“It’s time for new leadership," FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon said in a statement. "Mitch McConnell has been a failure in the Senate and has cost Republicans almost a year of victories. He has demonstrated that he either does not understand the frustration coming from conservatives and the urgency of passing key legislation — or he does not care."
In a lengthy letter signed by Brandon, Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, David Bozell, president of For America, the leaders outline their complaints.
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 have 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 have done nothing. You promised tax reform. You have done nothing.
You don’t even show up for work.
Read the whole letter here.
The leaders are particularly miffed about the failure to replace Obamacare.
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 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.
Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, said in a statement posted on teapartypatriots.org:
Perhaps if Congress were not benefiting from its illegal special exemption from ObamaCare, if members of the House and Senate and their staffs were actually living under the law the way it was written, paying the full price and bearing the same burdens that the rest of us have to live with, they’d understand just how painful ObamaCare really is, and they’d have a personal stake in repealing it.
But as long as Mitch McConnell is Majority Leader of the United States Senate, that illegal special exemption for Congress is going to stay in place.
All these failures have one thing in common – they represent a FAILURE of LEADERSHIP.
Mitch McConnell has had his chance. He has failed to deliver. It is TIME FOR HIM TO GO.
Ouch. So much yelling!