Thursday, June 28, 2007

Congressional Quarterly: Conservatives Upset With McConnell Over Amnesty Bill

Both the local and national media continue to catch on to the incredible actions of the turncoat Mitch McConnell, as he continues to put the interests of Teddy Kennedy before Kentucky's conservatives:

The Kentucky Republican has not made a major floor speech — or for that matter had much at all to say publicly on the topic since the bill returned as a top agenda item in the Senate.

Two weeks of public silence at a time when his caucus is roiled with deep divisions over a top-tier issue — and a priority of their party’s president — is unusual on the part of a Senate leader. But then, immigration is an unusual issue...

“Conservatives are disappointed that Mitch McConnell is not more forcefully defending the rights of the minority on this amnesty bill,” said Brian Darling, director of Senate relations for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. “I think conservatives are angry with Senate leadership.”