Steve LaTourette: Tea party claim is ‘crap’
Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette slammed the Tea Party on Thursday and said the GOP needs to start acting like a national party.
“There’s a one-word phrase we use in Ohio for that: ‘crap,’” LaTourette said on CNN’s “Starting Point,” when asked whether he bought a Tea Party leader’s line that that group is the nation’s “last best hope” to “restore America’s founding principles.”
“That’s nonsense,” LaTourette continued. He said that a number of congressional losses Tuesday underscore the dangers facing the GOP.
Unanswered by the retiring LaTourette, whose district was eliminated in redistricting: Well then, who is?
The Ohio GOP delegation has just lost its squishiest member (2011 Club for Growth rating, 42%; lifetime 45%). With that kind of record, I suspect that even establishment Republicans, who by their actions show that they despise the Tea Party even more than they detest Democrats, aren’t saddened by his departure.