House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been seeking help from a federal lobbyist while putting together his new staff, according to a Politico report.
The report shows that John Feehery, aligned with the lobbyist shop Quinn Gillespie & Associates, “sat in on and participated in multiple official interviews with job candidates,” helping Scalise put together his press operation.
Part of the old establishment, Feehery managed communications for Speaker Dennis Hastert and Majority Whip Tom Delay.
But Feehery has a history of being critical if not outright hostile about the Tea Party.
“It is time to get rid of the Tea Party. They are an embarrassment,” he wrote in a January post titled, “Tea Party Must be Crushed”
So…tell me again how liberty-minded conservatives owe scumbags like this – and McConnell, and Boehner – our votes in November?