Rand Paul Dodges Question About RINO Leader Mitch McConnell

Rand Paul Mitch McConnell

Last Friday, RINO Surrender Caucus leader John “Bendover” Boehner shocked the political world by unexpectedly announcing his resignation from both his congressional seat and speakership.

With polls showing both Boehner and another Surrender Caucus leader, Obama’s Mitch McConnell in the Senate at a fever pitch of unpopularity, with 72% of Republican primary voters dissatisfied with the white-flag waving duo (Amazingly, only 2 percent were “very satisfied”), calls for McConnell to be the next round of housecleaning among GOP leadership are bubbling to the service.

Constitutional scholar and leading radio talk show show Mark Levin has long called for both Boehner’s and McConnell’s departure. Sean Hannity has also called repeatedly for a change in “weak” and “spineless” GOP leadership.

Following Boehner’s historic resignation on Friday, both Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal and Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ), have said that Mitch McConnell should be the next to go.

Then on Monday, the powerful Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), a group that was crucial in the election of senators like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul to the U.S. Senate, called for McConnell to resigned and is even giving away free “Ditch Mitch” bumper stickers to those joining the movement.

GOP presidential candidate and Senator Rand Paul, who last year endorsed McConnell over a Tea Party candidate, even though McConnell had declared war on the pro-liberty, pro-Constitution, grassroots Tea Party movement, was asked by Bill Hemmer of FOX News on Monday if he still supports McConnell as the leader in the Senate.

Unfortunately, Rand Paul dodged the question, denying there was a movement to challenge McConnell and only said he would oppose the continuing resolution of spending and that he supports using the “power of the purse,” a constitutional power both Boehner and McConnell have surrendered to the Obama Regime, creating a constitutional crisis in America, making Barack Obama a virtual dictator.

BILL HEMMER, FOX NEWS: Mitch McConnell, in the Senate, do you still support him as leader now?

RAND PAUL: What I would say is that I support the position we have to use the power of the purse.

And I use every bit of my arguing power to say ‘we put the appropriations bill forward — all 12 of them — one at a time — and make the Democrats filibuster it.’ If they’re willing to filibuster and government shuts down, we should then say it is Democrats who have shut down the government.

But if we don’t put forward the bills, there will be a continuing resolution, I’m steadfastly opposed to a continuing resolution…

BILL HEMMER: Mitch McConnell, you support him or not?

RAND PAUL: There isn’t really an election going on, or any other choices — there aren’t — there is no other choice in the Senate.

BILL HEMMER: So you are behind him for now, unless someone else emerges?

RAND PAUL: Well, there is no election, there is no battle going on. What I support is the position that we should take the power of the purse and we should actually use it, so I will oppose Sen. McConnell when he brings forth the continuing resolution.

But it isn’t about opposing a person, it’s about using the power of the purse.

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Well, when you’re leader won’t use the power of the purse, then it should be about that person. Rand Paul missed a good opportunity there to show some real leadership, and well as effectively giving his faltering presidential campaign a bump among the grassroots.

But given his previous cozy relationship with Mitch McConnell, I guess this can only be expected.


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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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