Even more GOP in-fighting, this time an intra-GOP Senate caucus battle between Senator Jim Bunning and Senator John Cornyn who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Bunning’s threatening to sue the political committee of his fellow Republican Senators. And, let’s not forget that Bunning’s Senate colleague from Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, is the leader of those Senate Republicans.
Sen. Jim Bunning all but declared war on his own party’s Senate campaign chairman yesterday and threatened a lawsuit if anyone is recruited to run against him in next year’s Republican primary.
The Kentucky Republican has said repeatedly that he will seek a third term next year, even though he has raised relatively little campaign money and some key members of his party reportedly believe he should retire.
In a conference call with reporters yesterday, Bunning lashed out at Sen. John Cornyn, the Texan who is chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which works to elect Republicans to the Senate.
“I don’t believe anything John Cornyn says,” Bunning said.
Now, that may be the first time I ever agreed with Jim Bunning on anything. I don’t believe anything John Cornyn says, too.
Republicans are really doing a number on each other. It’s hard to keep track of all the intra-GOP battles. It’s a free-for-all. And, it’s only going to get worse.