Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never been a man who is known for standing on conservative principles, proving to be more of a pragmatist who is concerned with keeping his cushy job in Congress than actually doing things that would benefit the country.
The latest case in point of being how McConnell has failed to mobilize and unite Congress, which is practically owned by the GOP, to get anything done that they promised to do during the 2016 election. Like repealing Obamacare for example.
Numerous half-hearted attempts at getting rid of the Affordable Care Act, a piece of legislation that has hurt millions of Americans and made it more expensive to purchase health insurance — ironic given it’s name — have been “pursued” but it’s quite clear no serious effort has been put in to tossing this junk out.
Well, this, among many, many failures has led to conservatives saying enough is enough. Many groups like the Tea Party Patriots, FreedomWorks, and the Senate Conservative Fund are now demanding McConnell step down.
via The Daily Wire:
“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.
Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin took the gloves off and spared no mercy pummeling McConnell for his failures, with the hardest line of her statement eviscerating him and the rest of the do-nothing Congress by stating that they would likely be more motivated to actually repeal Obamacare if they weren’t exempt from it.
This may seem harsh, but in all honesty, McConnell is a classic establishment politician who only cares about himself and furthering his own career and agenda. If he were a true conservative, he would stand on principle and be doing a whole lot more to bring the Republican Party together and get rid of the ACA, which is hurting citizens and killing businesses.
That being said, it’s well past time for this guy to hit the road, but if and when he should leave the seat, it needs to be filled by someone who is willing to go the distance, who is ready to fight for conservative principles and will not surrender when the pressure is on.