"Conservatives Blast McConnell For Voting 'No' On Audit The Fed Amendment" - Rand Boosted By McConnell VoteSubmitted by AnAppealToHeavenWash on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 17:50
Conservatives Blast McConnell For Voting 'No' On Audit The Fed Amendment
Just days ahead of a key Kentucky GOP primary, Mitch McConnell cast a symbolic vote against auditing the Federal Reserve -- the issue that is most closely associated with Ron Paul, whose son Rand Paul has surged past McConnell's preferred candidate, Trey Grayson.
With that vote, McConnell, who effectively founded the Kentucky GOP, passed up a prime opportunity to show home state Republicans that he and Grayson are both willing to battle entrenched interests in Washington, political activist Grover Norquist said.
"Mitch McConnell is a surprise. I don't understand what went on," Norquist told HuffPost after McConnell voted against an amendment put forward by Louisiana Republican David Vitter that was a Senate version of a measure sponsored by Ron Paul in the House. "And for crying out loud, he's trying to elect a guy who's running against Ron Paul's son. This would've been the way to go: 'Well, we disagree on, say, occupying Afghanistan for the next 500 years, but we can agree on auditing the Fed. I just thought it would have strengthened your case, not the other way."
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