On Wednesday, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin blasted the Republican establishment for purging the conservative wing in the House of Representatives and for lashing out against the grassroots conservatives and blue-collar Americans outside the beltway that listen to his radio show.
Levin was discussing the firing of Paul Teller, the Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee (RSC). Teller was fired because he reportedly was undermining the moderate policies and compromises favored by the Republican establishment and leadership.
Levin said most of his listeners would not know who Paul Teller is because he often worked behind the scenes, particularly in reaching out to grassroots conservatives, and he told his listeners to “just know they went after someone who was a patriot who worked very, very hard on behalf of conservatives.”
Calling the Republican establishment “neo-statists,” Levin said on his radio show that the new leader of the RSC, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), is a “[House Speaker John] Boehner [R-OH] lackey” who was put there to undermine movement conservatives.
He said the the Republican Study Committee is “no longer” a truly conservative wing in the House because the “Republican leadership just wiped out the Executive Director.”
Levin told his listeners that those in the Republican leadership like Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) love to lash out “against you” and emphasized that the Republican establishment just “purged” the “conservative Republican wing of the House.”
“All for what?” Levin asked. “A budget deal that is Mickey Mouse. When will they put the people first?”
Levin blasted the permanent political class in Washington for working their way up leadership by cutting deals, undermining colleagues, backstabbing, and learning to leak to mainstream and liberal outlets. He said Washington is full of “climbers” as opposed to “leaders” who fight and stand on principle when they do not control everything in Washington.