UPDATE: 3:39 PM ET
The Senate Conservatives Fund sent out a new email on Tuesday that hit Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for working to try and prevent a default before the country reaches the deadline to raise the debt limit.
In the email, titled “Leading The Surrender,” Senate Conservatives Fund Executive Director Matt Hoskins wrote that McConnell “has made winning virtually impossible” for conservatives interested in defunding Obamacare.
McConnell has consistently worked to sabotage the effort to defund Obamacare. He pressured senators to withdraw their support, he falsely accused conservatives of wanting a government shutdown, and he voted to give the Democrats the power to fund Obamacare.
Now Mitch McConnell is working with the Democrats on a plan to fund Obamacare AND raise the debt limit.
Not only will his plan force Americans to pay for a law they oppose, it will force them to borrow more money to do it.
The email by the group, which has repeatedly accused McConnell of not going far enough to fight the Obama administration’s health care law, came as McConnell, along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) try to piece together a deal to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a default.
Hoskins went on in the email to say that McConnell has no real leverage in the negotiations.
“Now Mitch McConnell is negotiating the Republican surrender and he has no leverage because he signaled early on that he would do anything to avoid a shutdown,” Hoskins continued. “He gave Harry Reid (D-NV) a blank check and now the Democrats can demand whatever they want.”
The campaign for McConnell’s Republican primary challenger, Matt Bevin, sent out a similar email to supporters saying that “Mitch McConnell is negotiating our surrender.”
“Remember, at the outset of this fight, McConnell undermined Ted Cruz and Mike Lee’s effort to defund Obamacare,” the email reads. “Now, he’s selling us out again.”