Rep. Sessions: ‘Everything’ House GOP Should Do Is ‘Messaging’ To Retake Senate


Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said Tuesday that the only thing House Republicans need to focus on going forward is “messaging” to retake the Senate in 2014.

“Everything we do in this body should be about messaging to win back the Senate,” he told Roll Call. “That’s it. If you don’t want Benghazis to happen or you want an investigation for Benghazi, if you want an investigation on the IRS as opposed to the excuses that [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid is all about, if you do not like what’s happening at the [National Security Agency], then you gain the Senate.”

Democrats pointed to his remarks as evidence that Republicans had no interest in governing. 

“Republicans are singularly focused on playing politics and they have little or no regard for the millions of Americans who are hurt by their actions,” said Democratic National Committee spokesman Michael Czin in a statement. “Last month, the GOP’s recklessness cost our economy $24 billion and according to Sessions, they have no intention of stopping there. Republicans are gearing up to continue frivolous, politically motivated investigations that put our credibility around the world at risk – just because they think it will help them win elections.”