Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino Serves GOP Establishment 'Divorce Papers'
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who is running for Congress as a Republican in Maryland's Sixth Congressional District, wants a divorce from the Republican establishment.
"Consider yourself served," he wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday after those in the GOP establishment, like House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), slammed conservatives for opposing the budget deal that would raise spending beyond the sequester levels.
In "An open letter to the establishment GOP," Bongino wrote, "I am serving you with divorce papers. For those who are unaware of what happened, the establishment wing of the Party has openly declared war on the grassroots."
He continued, "As for the GOP, we used to stand for something; a lean, effective government, vibrant and robust individual liberty, and a passionate defense of the value of hard work and a commensurate respect for your wages by consistently fighting for your right to keep more of them. Where do you stand now? I know where the grassroots does."
Bongino said that "this is our party and we will demonstrate to the people we hope to represent that there is a group of people out there who refuse to be part of any 'managed decline.' We will only be part of a spectacular American resurrection."
The congressional candidate then served the political establishment notice that "America's best days are ahead and you and your fellow insiders and cronyists and 'Party before country' loyalists, on both sides of the aisle, can bathe in your titles and power now but understand that I, and many others, have dedicated our lives to draining the dirty water from the bathtub."
Recently, Bongino refused to go on Martin Bashir's show after Bashir said that someone should defecate and urinate in former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's mouth:
"In light of these comments I felt it only appropriate to cancel my appearance on the show. Governor Palin took a principled chance on me during my U.S. Senate campaign when few would," Bongino told Breitbart News last month. "She put herself out there for me, risking her political capital, and chose to endorse me because she believed in me.
"In a political arena filled with bad actors it was refreshing to know that Governor Palin was willing to fight for the underdog. She deserves better than the treatment she received by Mr. Bashir and I cannot, in good faith, appear on the show, regardless of the number of books it may or may not sell."
Dan Bongino, a Secret Service agent under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, is the author of Life Inside the Bubble.