Mississippi Republicans Censure Thad Cochran
We’ve written extensively of late regarding the widening divide between fiscally conservative Republicans and the “neoconservative” fiscally liberal wing of the party – led by U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn.
For our latest on this subject, click here.
This week, Republicans in Mississippi (well, Marshall County Mississippi) have taken action against one of their fiscally liberal lawmakers – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.
In fact according to the website Mississippi PEP, they’ve censured him.
For those of you unfamiliar with this aging RINO, Cochran is one of several Southern “Republicans” who habitually caves to U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats (along with Graham, North Carolina’s Richard Burr, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander and Georgia’s Johnny Isakson).
“When any official continues to engage repeatedly in a course of conduct that violates fundamental principles of the Mississippi Republican Platform, even after such actions have been publicly called to his attention, it is the responsibility of all Republicans, including this body, to take such remedial measures as are reasonably available to them,” a censure resolution against Cochran reads.
Item one on the resolution?
Cochran’s cowardly vote last month enabling Democrats in the U.S. Senate to pass a spending plan which included funding for Obamacare.
To view the resolution against Cochran, click here.