by WorldTribune Staff, March 30, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t really “believe in liberty” because liberty “is a lot of work” and he doesn’t want to “do the heavy lifting,” radio host Mark Levin said of the Kentucky senator’s silence on the debate to repeal and replace Obamacare.
While remaining quiet during the debate, McConnell and other lawmakers were quick to criticize the House Freedom Caucus over last week’s failure to pass new health care legislation, Levin said on his March 28 show.
Levin referred to the majority leader as an unprincipled “old barnacle” who lacks the ability to forward the cause of freedom and liberty.
“Isn’t it funny we didn’t hear peep from Mitch McConnell while this battle was going on in the House? We didn’t hear peep from John Cornyn while this battle was going on in the House,” Levin said, according to a Conservative Review report.
“Do you want to know why? They wanted it to fail! That’s why. They were never going to do the heavy lifting through the budget reconciliation process. They were never with the parliamentarian or the vice president sitting as president of the Senate. Never, ever — and they just proved it.”
Levin said Cornyn, Republican senator from Texas, and allies in the media are using attacks on the Freedom Caucus to conceal their true feelings about Obamacare.
“The word has been put out to their mouthpieces in the media, in the print media, in the Internet media, in the Fox media: ‘Trash the 18 conservatives. Give us cover. Give us cover because in truth we like Obamacare. We’ve abandoned our integrity — if we ever had it. We abandoned our virtue — if we ever had it.’ … They don’t really believe in liberty. Liberty is a lot of work. Liberty is a lot of work, and they don’t believe in it.”
Levin continued: “Now they advise Donald Trump from the pathetic Wall Street editorial page to certain pathetic mouthpieces on Fox … going on and on and on, ‘Now it’s time to reach out to the Democrats.’ Exactly. Because they like big spending. They like borrowing. They like big government, despite their propaganda to the contrary. This is a game to them. This is just a debating event to them. To you and to me, it’s real life. It’s not a game.”