Tea Party Leader to Mitch McConnell: 'Grow a Pair'

Judson Phillips is a controversial figure within the Tea Party movement, and a controversial guy in general after he seemingly urged Minnesotans to vote Rep. Keith Ellison out of Congress because he's Muslim and accused Ellison of supporting Hamas. His group, the for-profit company Tea Party Nation, puts on an annual Tea Party convention in Nashville, which drew fire in its first iteration for the high ticket prices and large speaking fee paid to Sarah Palin.


Today he's telling Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to "grow a pair."

From a blog post today at the Tea Party Nation website:

A letter to Mitch McConnell
 
Dear Mitch,
 
I am trying to find a way to say this that is both polite and perhaps a little subtle.  Unfortunately, people tell me I am neither polite nor subtle, so I'll be blunt.
 
"Grow a pair."
 
You have had quite a transition.  You have gone from being the minority leader, where the Democrats had a filibuster proof majority, to being almost equal.  You can also count the numbers and look at 2012.  You know that in 2012, the Republicans will gain a majority in the Senate.  It is almost a mathematical certainty.  And you will be majority leader.
 
Not so fast.
 
Remember, you were a part of the problem that led to the Democrats getting sixty seats in the Senate to begin with. ...

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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