On Sunday, March 9, The New York Times reported that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had ripped into Tea Party challengers to mainstream Republican candidates. “I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” the Times reported McConnell stating. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”
Speaking exclusively with TruthRevolt on Monday, Senator McConnell sought to set the record straight: he is not challenging the Tea Party, but the Senate Conservatives Fund. The SCF is a longtime opponent of McConnell who has backed his primary challenger, Matt Bevin.
I’ve always been and continue to be a big supporter of the Tea Party and the conservative change it’s bringing to Washington. One of the biggest obstacles to that change, however, is the Senate Conservatives Fund, a rogue political operation that has co-opted the Liberty movement for its own enrichment to the detriment of the conservative cause. This is a point that I have been making repeatedly and energetically over the past several months, because in my view this group has deceived a lot of good people. They claim to share our goals but undermine them at every turn. I think they should be stopped, and I don’t mind saying so.