The depature of moderate Republican’s continues unabated …..
They will NOT be missed by the rightwingnuts….
Most people outside of Congress never heard of 9-term liberal Congressman Steve LaTourette (“R”- OH). But his surprise announcement that he will retire at the end of the year is a big relief to all those who desire limited government. Whether his seat is won by a Democrat or (hopefully) a conservative Republican, we will be better off with LaTourette out of Washington.
Steve LaTourette is an example of a Rockefeller Republican who not only voted the wrong way, but viewed his mission in Congress as one of undermining conservatives and limited government principles. LaTourette is a senior member of the appropriations committee and uses his seniority and friendship with John Boehner to interject himself into every major legislative battle in a negative way. He is not happy to merely quietly vote with the left; he seeks to reshape the party in his image. He referred to some of the conservative freshmen who opposed his statist highway bill as “knuckle-draggers.”