WASHINGTON – Eagle Forum's Phyllis Schlafly is fed up with 20 year incumbent Congressman John Shimkus, and accuses him of "surrendering" to liberals in Congress and President Obama.
“Now that John Shimkus has spent nearly twenty years in Washington, it’s clear that he is part of the problem. He repeatedly supports irresponsible spending bills that add to our enormous debt. Just this Congress, he’s voted to keep money flowing to President Obama’s priorities, such as executive amnesty and Planned Parenthood. We can’t change our direction as long as Republicans like John Shimkus continue to surrender to liberals in Congress and the executive branch," she said in a statement.
Tuesday, Schlafly endorsed 15th CD GOP challenger Kyle McCarter as a "champion for conservative principles" while serving in the Illinois Senate.
“Kyle McCarter has been a champion for conservative principles during his time in the Illinois State Senate. He has fiercely defended the American family, unborn life, and traditional marriage, even in the midst of tremendous pressure. He has proven in his career as an entrepreneur and business leader that he will protect American jobs and workers.
McCarter said via Twitter that he is "honored" to receive Mrs. Schlafly's endorsement.
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