McConnell on Tea Party: ‘We Are Going To Crush Them Everywhere’

By Barbara Hollingsworth | March 10, 2014 | 1:56pm EDT

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brandishes a rifle at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference. (AP photo)

(CNSNews.com) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) predicted that GOP incumbents would “crush” insurgent Tea Party-backed candidates in primaries this year.

“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” McConnell told The New York Times during an interview on Saturday. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

McConnell added: “I know this: Politics doesn’t like losers. If you don’t have anything to point to, it is kind of hard to keep it going.”

The New York Times cited "top congressional Republicans and their allies" saying that “the goal is to deny them [Tea Party-backed candidates] any Senate primary victories, cut into their fund-raising and diminish them as a future force in Republican politics."

On March 4, McConnell told The New York Times that if the GOP picks up six seats in 2014 and he replaces Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as Senate majority leader, “we are going to treat senators with respect--we are going to work harder and accomplish more.”

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