During his announcement speech on February 28, Senator Chris McDaniel challenged Roger Wicker to a debate, vowing to meet him “anywhere, anytime.” Wicker has yet to respond.
Some of Wicker’s most ardent supporters believe their man is a conservative and not all that different from McDaniel. But the facts tell a different story.
Here are the major differences between Roger Wicker and Chris McDaniel:
Roger Wicker is among the 5 most liberal Republicans in the U.S. Senate; Chris McDaniel is one of the most conservative members of the Mississippi Senate.
Wicker voted to raise the debt ceiling at least 14 times; McDaniel opposes raising the debt ceiling.
Wicker voted for every “continuing resolution” since 2007; McDaniel opposes them.
Wicker voted to continue “No Child Left Behind”; McDaniel opposes federal involvement in education.
Wicker voted for taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood; McDaniel opposes all funding for PP.
Wicker voted to re-authorize the Export-Import Bank; McDaniel opposes the bank.
Wicker voted for the Trans-Pacific Partnership; McDaniel opposes TPP.
Wicker voted to give Obama authority to impose unconstitutional amnesty; McDaniel opposes amnesty in all its forms and opposes handing the president additional powers.
Wicker voted for increased welfare funding in the “Farm Bill”; McDaniel opposes increases in welfare.
Wicker voted to fully fund Obamacare for the past 8 years; McDaniel opposes funding for Obamacare.
Wicker voted for cloture on the “Gang of 8” Amnesty bill; McDaniel opposes amnesty and will not vote to invoke cloture on bills that promote liberalism.
Wicker voted for a whole new class of tax – the Internet Sales Tax; McDaniel opposes new taxes.
Wicker voted for Obama’s “fiscal cliff” tax increase; McDaniel opposes tax hikes.
Wicker voted against allowing teachers to carry weapons to protect students in the wake of the Newtown shooting; McDaniel supports armed teachers.
Wicker voted against eliminating the federal gas tax; McDaniel wants to eliminate it.
Wicker voted against Mike Lee’s balanced budget amendment; McDaniel supports the amendment.
Wicker voted against a ban on earmarks numerous times; McDaniel supports banning earmarks.
Wicker voted against Welfare Reform; McDaniel supports Welfare Reform.
Wicker voted against Term Limits; McDaniel supports term limits and has pledge to introduce a term limits amendment in the US Senate.
Wicker sought an increase in foreign workers to compete with Americans; McDaniel opposes more immigrant workers.
Wicker supports Mitch McConnell and is on the McConnell Senate leadership team; McDaniel opposes McConnell and has already stated publicly that he will vote against McConnell as Senate Majority Leader.
Wicker opposes ending the “filibuster rule” to prevent Democrats from obstructing Trump’s policies; McDaniel supports ending the filibuster.
Wicker supports removing the state flag and placing it in a museum; McDaniel supports the state flag.
So judge for yourself whether or not Roger Wicker is actually a conservative and if he’s telling you the truth about his record!