As a California conservative frustrated by pandering and compromise from representatives who support special interests rather than protecting the public interest, I applaud Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel’s primary challenge against the decayed, decades long Washington insider Thad Cochran.
Today, Establishment Congressmen and Senators like Cochran are going along with the pay-for-play culture of corruption instead of caring for the rights of the citizens and defending the final authority and integrity of the Constitution. United States Senators need to reclaim the Senate as an institution which holds the President and Congressional colleagues accountable for spending our country’s money while taming the national debt and restoring power to the states and the people.
Cochran refused to defund Obamacare, defame the federalized education take-over called Common Core, or define the proper, limited scope of the federal government in relation to the states and the people. After inheriting his seat in Congress for so many years, Cochran needed McDaniel’s challenge, a praiseworthy as well as necessary effort to engage our government.
The spate of scandals spouting out of the White House, from Operation Fast and Furious to the numerous lies about ObamaCare, to the IRS and EPA abuses, along with the invasion of our privacy from the NSA and the CIA, demand immediate response and retribution from our representatives. Cochran has done nothing. McDaniel will.
The former radio host is an articulate fighter, and we need lawmakers like him to fight back against the institutionalized fraud, deceit, and endemic arrogance of Washington DC.