U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell
(R-KY) is failing conservatives.
Senator McConnell is the Republican Leader. He has more power and clout than any other Republican in the Senate and probably more than any Republican in the country. Yet he is not using that power to fight for conservative principles.
As you may know, Senator McConnell has negotiated three deals with President Obama this year that:
Raised taxes on 80% of Americans;
Suspended the debt ceiling; and
Funded the implementation of Obamacare
Now, he's failing conservatives on immigration too.
Senator McConnell has done absolutely NOTHING to stop the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill -- a plan that provides instant amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants and won't secure our borders.
Senator McConnell voted for amnesty in 1986 and is now helping Congress pass it again. He praised the bill when it came out of committee and voted with Harry Reid to bring it to the Senate floor.
The critical vote in this debate is now scheduled for Monday on the Hoeven-Corker compromise, another 1,000-page, amnesty-now-border-security-later plan that was written behind closed doors and will include all sorts of earmarks and kickbacks. And, of course, nobody will have time to read it.
Senator McConnell should publicly oppose this deal, insist that senators have ample time to debate it, and use his clout to get wavering senators to defeat it. Instead, he is quietly allowing the amnesty bill to pass.
Many of you have called Senator McConnell to urge him to stop this bill, but so far he is not listening. It's time to increase our appeals.
We're going to launch a new radio and TV ad campaign on Monday to flood Senator McConnell's office with more calls so he cannot ignore us.
We're not asking him to vote against the bill. A simple "No" vote is not enough from a leader. We're asking Senator McConnell to use his position as the Republican Leader to defeat it.
We don't want excuses. We want results.
Please make a contribution to the Senate Conservatives Fund today to help us flood Senator McConnell's office with calls.
The amnesty bill is not just bad policy. It's also bad politics. Of the 11 Republicans who voted for amnesty in 2007, only two remain in office today -- John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). The others have either been defeated or forced into retirement.
Amnesty is a political loser for Republicans yet Senator McConnell is sitting on his hands while his colleagues march off this political cliff.
Let's send McConnell a message next week and get him to lead.
Thanks for supporting the principles of freedom that make this country great. We'll keep fighting.
Senate Conservatives Fund