Con­ser­va­tive groups call for McCon­nell, Se­nate GOP lead­er­ship to step aside

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Sally Per­sons

Con­ser­va­tive groups called for Se­nate lead­er­ship to step aside at an event Wednesday on Capi­tol Hill.

“The gov­ern­ment is still spend­ing far more than it takes in, and we have no rea­son to be­lieve Repub­li­cans are will­ing to fight to re­duce the size of gov­ern­ment,” Jenny Beth Martin, head of Tea Party Pa­tri­ots, said at a press con­fer­ence.

“For nine months, our sup­port­ers have been urg­ing Repub­li­cans in Con­gress to do one sim­ple thing: Keep your prom­ises,” she said. “Those pleas have fallen on deaf ears.”

The group, which in­cludes the Se­nate Con­ser­va­tives Fund, Free­dom Works and For Amer­ica, is call­ing on Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell to “step aside” say­ing that he hasn’t de­liv­ered on any of his prom­ises in­clud­ing Oba­macare re­peal, ap­point­ing con­ser­va­tive judges or de­liv­er­ing on tax re­form.

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