This appears to be another example of the dissent and internal implosion occurring within the Republican Party, which I discussed in my piece yesterday Night of the Long Knives. According to The Hill:
McConnell met with the House Republican Study Committee last week to warn conservatives in the lower chamber not to sign on to any bipartisan initiative requiring super-PACs to disclose their donors.
The meeting came at a time Democrats are reaching out to Republican colleagues in the Senate to build support for legislation strengthening campaign finance disclosure.
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) has been talking with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and other “interested parties” about drafting a new version of the Disclose Act, which would require outside political groups to disclose the identities of their biggest donors.
So how does McConnell defend this position? He claims that:
He was simply making the point, ‘We’re all in favor of disclosure, so it seems very easy to put your name on something called the Disclose Act, but don’t be confused. The Disclose Act is not about creating more disclosure. It’s about targeting one group, one set of donors and trying to create [a] chilling effect,’ ” said Rob Woodall (R-Ga.), who attended the meeting.
I’ve had enough of this “he said, she said” nonsense. If McConnell’s claims are true let’s see specific sections of the legislation that prove this to be the case. Then we can really see where things stand. Enough is enough with these games in Washington.
Full article here.