Talk show host and bestselling author Mark Levin believes the “ineffective” leadership of congressional Republicans is alienating conservatives and pushing some of them to embrace Donald Trump.
In the first installment of a three-part interview with The Daily Caller over his new book, “Plunder and Deceit,” Levin shared his views on the latest actions of the Republican-controlled Congress and how it’s affecting presidential politics.
In his opinion, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell knocking down Sen. Ted Cruz’s amendments to a highway bill — which included measures to defund Planned Parenthood and the Export-Import Bank — last week was Washington at its worst. (RELATED: McConnell Angers Conservatives By Blocking Defunding Planned Parenthood, Kate’s Law)
“Those who are paying attention and are informed would be more repulsed by what McConnell, Lamar Alexander, Orin Hatch, John Cornyn et al. have done to the few voices of liberty in the Senate,” Levin told The Daily Caller. “They smother them and try to silence them and then go to liberal media outlets to trash them.”
“I think what McConell tried to do with the highway bill and the Export-Import Bank is quintessential Washington, which is to lie through your teeth,” the radio host added.
With these acts in mind, Levin believes it should be the task of conservatives like Cruz and Utah Senator Mike Lee to expose the Republican establishment’s supposed misdeeds.
“They’re called the establishment for a reason. They have established an ineffective and out of control government and they continue to feed it and to protect it,” the commentator told TheDC. “I really feel conservatives have an opportunity to expose this and to battle this and that we also need to make sure that our children and grandchildren — the next generation the generation after that — are protected from this.”
Considering, in Levin’s view, that this establishment is doing little to prevent the “coming catastrophe” of “out-of-control government,” it’s no surprise to the talk show host that many conservatives are flocking to the candidacy of Donald Trump.
“Some conservatives are attracted to him because he’s not Washington. He doesn’t talk like your typical Republican or politician. He is a fresh voice, who has very specific suggestions whether you agree with them or not. He attracts interest,” the author said. “In other words, he breaks away from the crowd.”
He says Trump’s appeal relies heavily on a large percentage of the public — particularly young people — being “very turned off with Washington D.C.”
Levin’s new book seeks to unravel how bigger government hurts young people and future generations, which the author discusses in the next part of TheDC’s exclusive interview with him.