Popular radio talk show host Mark Levin has called for Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to resign from their positions.
Levin wrote on his Facebook page:
It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to resign for the good of the nation and the Republican Party. The nation and GOP are both suffering as a result of the unwillingness or inability of McConnell and Boehner to effectively defend either. Instead, these politicians are consumed with consolidating their own power on Capitol Hill and silencing opponents who dare to challenge their ironfisted rule. Sadly, they rarely act in the best interests of America's future. Indeed, time and again they have delivered victory after victory for Obama and his radical agenda -- from spending, borrowing, and Obamacare to illegal immigration, Iran and "trade" power. Never before has a Congress controlled by one party been so thoroughly impotent. This is due to the disastrous leadership of McConnell and Boehner.
As usual, Levin is spot on. The Republican Congress was elected in large part to fight against Obama and his far left policies. And yet, they have caved on every issue. They fund Obamacare, they fund Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty, and they made themselves irrelevant in the Iran deal by passing Sen. Bob Corker's bill that turned the treaty provision of the Constitution on its head.
Where have Boehner and McConnell been on the issue of sanctuary cities and Kate Steinle's murder? Where is the forceful action and leadership on the defunding of Planned Parenthood after these horrific videos of them admitting to illegally selling the body parts of aborted babies?
The truth is that Boehner and McConnell are very uninspiring and seem to be more concerned in appeasing their special interest groups and the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times than stopping the decline of the country. Boehner and McConnell both talk as if they have marbles in their mouths. Boehner says he won't take action against Planned Parenthood until more evidence comes out- even though the videos released already provide enough evidence to implicate Planned Parenthood. Instead, Boehner continues to push for comprehensive immigration reform- a.k.a. amnesty- against the wishes of the American people and punish conservative House members who dare to vote against him. And of course, Boehner cries like a baby way too often. How is this guy an effective leader?
When McConnell isn't bashing conservatives like Ted Cruz, he touts the Senate's ability to pass amendments- as if that's some sort of major accomplishment. How does that resonate with the American people?
Recently, McConnell blocked amendments that would have defunded Planned Parenthood and implemented Kate's Law in cracking down on sanctuary cities using the "filling the tree" process of crowding out amendments that he didn't like- the same tactic that former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used against Republicans.
However, McConnell didn't block an amendment reauthorizing the Export-Import bank, a source of crony capitalism for corporations like Boeing and GE. This is why Cruz bravely stood up to McConnell on Friday. As a result, McConnell fast-tracked a stand alone bill to defund Planned Parenthood, which was meaningless because Democrats could kill it with a filibuster, which they wouldn't have been able to do if McConnell had allowed it as an amendment.
This isn't out of the ordinary for McConnell. I remember hearing a story on Levin's show a couple of years ago about how McConnell had courted Sen. Marco Rubio to be a part of the Gang of Eight as a way to get Tea Party support for the amnesty bill that had passed the Senate that year. McConnell, meanwhile, waffled on his support of the bill and ended up voting against it. And yet, the fact that he had courted Rubio behind the scenes to become a face to that bill shows the shady deception that McConnell engages in to pretend that he's a conservative in an election year, and then proceeds to channel Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader.
Levin concluded his Facebook post by saying:
It is time for younger, wiser, and more courageous Republican leadership -- constitutional conservatives who understand the role of a statesman in perilous times -- who are willing to truly lead the nation and the Republican Party based on America's enlightened principles, advance the cause of liberty and republican government, and make the case everyday to the American people.
Right on. Boehner and McConnell are aging, mealy mouthed politicians who stand for cronyism and keeping themselves entrenched in power. With America in decline and our enemies on the rise, it's now time for true constitutional conservatives who stand up for the American people and the rule of law to take their place. The country depends on it.