McConnell slams Red State’s Erick Erickson: ‘He has no audience as far as I’m concerned’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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On radio host Laura Ingraham‘s Wednesday show, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took issue with criticism that he isn’t a good champion of the conservative cause, and took particular offense at Red State editor Erick Erickson’s claim that he is “an appropriator before he’s a Republican.”

McConnell said he had never heard of the Erickson, who frequently appears on CNN and hosts a radio show.

“That’s entirely inaccurate,” McConnell responded. “I don’t even know who Erick Erickson is, but he has no audience as far as I’m concerned.”

McConnell then defended himself, saying that he’s doing as much as he can with the GOP controlling only one chamber of Congress.

“You know, we’re trying to represent the American people,” he said. “We have things to do. We’re trying to move the country in as far of a conservative direction as we can — given the fact we only control the House of Representatives.”

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