Five prominent activist leaders of the country’s most influential conservative groups on Wednesday called for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the rest of the Republican leadership to resign immediately, saying “America is too good for you to lead it.”
“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,” they wrote in a letter to McConnell and his leadership team.
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They pointed to what they called broken promises to stop the flow of illegal immigration, to reduce the size of government, to reduce deficit spending and to repeal ObamaCare.
They also pinged McConnell for the Senate’s schedule of convening in the afternoon on Mondays and often recessing on Thursdays.
Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, Adam Brandon, president of FreedomWorks, Brent Bozell, chairman of ForAmerica, David Bozell, president of ForAmerica and Richard Viguerie, a political direct mail pioneer, signed the letter.
“It is time for you and your leadership team to step aside, for new leadership that is committed to the promise made to the American people. America is too good for you to lead it,” they wrote.
The conservative leaders also criticized the top Republicans for the Senate Leadership Fund, a McConnell-linked political fundraising group that spent more than $10 million in an unsuccessful bid to defeat Judge Roy Moore in the Senate Republican Primary.
“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?” they wrote.
“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,” the conservative activists added.