“The National Republican Senatorial Committee will not be getting any donations from me.”
The Senate Republican establishment used Democrats to defeat conservative Chris McDaniel (R-MS) because Thad Cochran (R-MS) couldn't win the election with his party's own voters.
We must remember that the establishment urged Cochran to run against McDaniel even though Cochran wanted to retire.
We must remember that the establishment opposed McDaniel even though Cochran had been in Washington for 41 years and had voted for wasteful spending, more debt, and higher taxes.
We must remember that the establishment opposed McDaniel even though, according to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, McDaniel would win the seat for Republicans in November.
We must remember that Haley Barbour got the gun-grabbing Michael Bloomberg to donate $250,000 to help defeat McDaniel.
We must remember that the establishment funded race-baiting calls to black voters urging them to "say no to the Tea Party and their disrespectful treatment of the first African-American president."
We must remember that the establishment funded efforts that led to widespread claims of payoffs and voter fraud that put the election results into serious doubt.
We must remember that the establishment funded race-baiting flyers saying that McDaniel wanted to return Mississippi to a "bygone era of intimidating black Mississippians from voting."
We must remember that the establishment funded race-baiting radio ads that claimed McDaniel had connections to the Ku Klux Klan and that McDaniel had a "racist agenda" that could cause black voters to "lose food stamps, housing assistance, student loans, early breakfast and lunch programs, and disaster assistance."
We must remember that Mitch McConnell (R-KY) -- who vowed to "crush" conservatives "everywhere" -- raised over $800,000 from Washington, DC lobbyists and other GOP senators to help pay for Cochran's attacks against McDaniel.
We must remember that the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) continued to oppose McDaniel after he won the most Republican votes in the primary, and then spent $175,000 of party money to defeat McDaniel in the runoff.
Conservatives should not fund a Republican committee that recruits liberal Democrats to defeat constitutional conservatives.