Richard Viguerie: South Carolina Tea Party Steamroller Sweeps Establishment Republicans Out of Office
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MANASSAS, Va., June 22 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com
, expressed delight at the results of the run-off primaries in South Carolina in which Tea Party populist conservatives decisively defeated establishment Republicans.
"I am so proud of Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, and Trey Gowdy for their great victories. These important races truly have important implications for the future of our nation," Viguerie said.
Congressmen Gresham Barrett and Bob Inglis both supported the $700 Billion Wall Street Bailout. At the time of the 2008 vote, Viguerie predicted that the bailout would become the Panama Canal issue of the 21st century in which the treaty supporters lost 20 Senate seats in the next two elections. "Republicans and Democrats alike who support this monstrosity will face the wrath of the voters," he said at the time.
"In the governor's race and the two congressional races, the candidates associated with the Washington Republican establishment lost and the small government constitutional conservative Tea Party candidates won landside victories," Viguerie said.
"This is alarming news for GOP establishment politicians such as John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and all closely associated with them. The Tea Party steamroller is rolling big government Republicans right of town," he said.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine) and one of the "conservatives of the century" (Washington Times). He is the author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.