Right-wing movers and shakers sent letter urging Republicans to stand up to the "liberal apparatus"
Conservative activists to GOP lawmakers: You are being tested
A group of right-wing movers and shakers sent a letter urging Republicans to stand up to the "liberal apparatus"
BY JILLIAN RAYFIELD
A group of big right-wing activists wrote an open letter to House and Senate Republicans, telling them they are “entering into a period of testing,” wherein their conservative principles will be challenged and “the whole leftist apparatus is gearing up to panic you and to force you to cave in. Don’t do it.”
The letter, posted by conservative columnist Morton Blackwell on RedState.com, urges lawmakers to be strong against the liberals’ “current power grabs.”
“If Republicans cave in now, when it really counts, next time you will be weaker, because your conservative base will be outraged,” the letter says. “Many who worked hard to elect you in the past will never lift a finger for you again.”
The letter concludes:
So it’s in the interest of the country and in your personal interest for you to use the power you unquestionably have now to stand firm and not surrender your conservative principles, no matter how loud the clamor of people whose central interest is to advance the left’s agenda.