Mark Levin to GOP Establishment: Don't Surrender Power of Purse During Lame-Duck Session

Mark Levin to GOP Establishment: Don't Surrender Power of Purse During Lame-Duck Session

On Tuesday, Mark Levin said it’s now time that conservatives take back the GOP once and for all. And he said Republicans must not relinquish the power of the purse during the lame-duck sessions of Congress.

Appearing on Breitbart News’ five-hour election night broadcast with co-hosts Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow and Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, the conservative talk radio host and scholar told conservatives to not be dispirited by establishment operatives like Karl Rove and backstabbing writers and phony conservatives like the Washington Post‘s Jennifer Rubin that the mainstream media loves to promote. 

“We gotta kick the liberals out and then take back the Republican party,” Levin declared. “We must get a conservative nominated in 2016.

Levin, who is known as “The Great One,” wondered, “How many more times are we going to beat our head against the walls” with McCains and the Romneys in presidential elections? 

The scholar and former Chief of Staff to Ronald Reagan’s Attorney General Ed Meese said the country is in a post-constitutional period. He warned Republicans not to surrender before the next Congress even starts. 

He said that if Republicans leaders work with Democrats on a “massive omnibus budget bill” during the lame-duck session, “then they’ve just surrendered the power of the purse and they have nothing left to rein in Obama.” Levin said that the Framers felt that the power of the purse was “so crucial” that they gave most of it to the House of Representatives “because it’s the people’s house.” 

He warned Republican leaders like current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner to not work with Democrats to pass an omnibus bill during the lame-duck session. He also blasted Mitt Romney for declaring that a GOP-led Congress would work on amnesty legislation. 

Levin said this mentality is why Republicans are putting so many resources to win in red states in which they should not face stiff competition, and that prevents those resources from going into bluer states. 

“We have to fight like hell for red states,” Levin said. “This does not augur well for the future.”

Levin felt Republicans could have secured even more massive gains in Congress if they ran more coherently as a party against illegal immigration, D.C. and the permanent political class, and Obama’s use of the race card while emphatically embracing and running on American sovereignty. 


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