Friday, August 2, 2013

Ted Cruz and his fellow Tea Party Senators stiff-arm Mitch McConnell

This seems like it deserves a bit more attention. NBC News talked to three of the top Tea Partyers in the Senate and none of them was willing to endorse Mitch McConnell over his Tea Party opponent, businessman Matt Bevin:

“That’s a decision for the people of Kentucky to make,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said when asked on Thursday if he planned to support McConnell over Bevin.

“I think Sen. McConnell is very capable of taking that challenge on himself,” said Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., adding that he doesn’t typically involve himself in primaries. “Pretend we never talked,” he said, laughing.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, agreed to stop and talk to a reporter about a push he’s leading to defund the president’s health care law. “I would love to have him,” he said when asked if he wants McConnell’s support for that initiative.

Asked a follow up question about whether he planned to support Bevin or McConnell, Lee said: “You’ve gone off topic. Thank you though.”


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