After Breitbart News reported that Mitch McConnell had called the tea party “bullies” and said he wanted to punch them in the nose, Crossroads gave The Washington Examiner access to audio of the entire conference call in question. The Examiner is confirming that McConnell was not referring to the tea party, but the Senate Conservatives Fund.
During the call, McConnell criticized conservative groups who supported the plan to defund Obamacare and are now actively working to defeat him in Kentucky, and repeatedly mentioned the Senate Conservatives Fund by name.
McConnell’s comments about dealing with “schoolyard bullies” by punching them in the nose, as reported by Breitbart News, were accurate but were explicitly directed at the Senate Conservatives Fund, not the Tea Party or a specific conservative senator. (Read More)
I hope that clears things up for you.