In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, long-term conservative activist Richard Viguerie sharply criticized Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell over his leadership, accusing him of hiding behind Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain to avoid a tea party primary challenge.
“Mitch McConnell can count votes. And he sees that his neck is on the line here, and he can’t get out front right now and lead on the things that he would like to,” Viguerie said. “He would like to expand government and be part of the Washington insider crowd here, but he’s going to keep a low profile. He’s going to let the Lindsey Grahams and the John McCains lead, because he feels that he could be in trouble in his primary in Kentucky.”
Viguerie believes John Boehner has adopted the same tactic.
“Conservatives are going to be challenging him and I think that some of the other House leadership and Senate leadership are going to find themselves being primaried,” he said. “Conservatives have found their voice and they are no longer willing to ‘go along to get along.’”
Catch the full interview with Richard Viguerie on Sunday.