Mitch McConnell Called ‘Bully’ Who ‘Has Declared War On Conservatives’

Barbara Hollingsworth | November 5, 2013 | 3:21pm EST
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( –  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is a “bully” who “has declared war on conservatives,” said Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) executive director Matt Hoskins after McConnell’s chief of staff compared the political action committee he runs to “a drunk who tears up every bar they walk into.”

SCF was founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint, now president of the Heritage Foundation, to elect more conservatives to the U.S. Senate.

“S.C.F. has been wandering around the country destroying the Republican Party like a drunk who tears up every bar they walk into,” McConnell aide Josh Holmes, who will be working at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) until the 2014 mid-term election, told the New York Times Friday. “The difference this cycle is that they strolled into Mitch McConnell’s bar and he doesn’t throw you out, he locks the door."

Holmes got one thing right, Hoskins retorted. "He's wrong about our members being drunks, but he got the description of Mitch McConnell right when he compared him to a mobster,” he responded in an email to “Mitch McConnell can't win the debate on the issues so he's trying to intimidate everyone who disagrees with him.

“Make no mistake, Mitch McConnell has declared war on conservatives,” Hoskins added. “We're now in a bar fight with bully, he has locked the door, and he's trying to kill us. It's time for freedom-loving Americans to rise up and replace Mitch McConnell with a true conservative leader. It's time for conservatives to support Matt Bevin for U.S. Senate in Kentucky."

Last month, SCF endorsed Bevin over McConnell in Kentucky’s 2014 Republican primary.

The group’s super PAC, Senate Conservatives Action (SCA), is currently running 30-second TV ads in Kentucky exposing “McConnell’s decision to help the Democrats fund Obamacare” after the Senate Minority Leader ignored its pleas to support House conservatives by leading the fight in the Senate, a role left to Senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah).

Instead, McConnell was one of the main architects of the continuing resolution that funds President Obama’s signature health care legislation.

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