Republicans Rally to Oust Senate Majority Leader

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) said the best way to end the “war on coal” and increase access to affordable energy in the U.S. is to fire Reid.

Johnson criticized the Obama administration for spending around $9 million to rewrite a rule related to waste from surface coal mining operations.

“America isn’t working when the administration is shuttering coal-fired power plants and coal mines, and putting hard-working Americans out of work and causing the costs of energy to skyrocket.”

Johnson has introduced legislation that would prevent the rewrite of the Stream Buffer Zone Rule from going forward.

“This bill passed the House with bipartisan support,” he said. “The bill would stop the rewrite, it would put Americans back to work, and it would continue to provide affordable and reliable energy for millions of Americans.”

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) slammed the Senate majority leader for only offering excuses and no solutions.

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) blasted Reid for being more interested in protecting members of his own party than “taking care of the American people.”

“There’s no reason why one man can protect an impotent president from doing what needs to be done,” Collins said.

He said the Nevada Democrat must be fired for being “bankrupt of ideas.”

“Republicans lead and we put bills on the desk. We’ve led and we’ve invited Democrats to come to the table,” Collins said. “Fire Reid. Put real leaders in place and that will make America grow again.”

Last week, the RNC announced the launch of a campaign targeting 12 states with robocalls to brand Reid as the face of Senate inaction. The calls will go out in Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, Iowa, Michigan, West Virginia, and South Dakota.

“The only way to stop President Obama’s agenda and to get job bills out of Congress is to fire Harry Reid. And the way to fire Harry Reid is to support your Republican Senate candidate. It doesn’t matter who the Democrat candidate is. A vote for a Democrat is a vote for Harry Reid,” Priebus said.