Walter Jones’s primary foes are working hard to paint him as a liberal and a “Pelosi Republican.” The latest scorecard from Heritage Action ranks Jones as the most conservative House member (88%) from North Carolina. George Holding comes in a close (87%) second, while Mark Meadows (83%) and Mark Walker (83%) tie for third.
Virginia Foxx and Patrick McHenry, our two members of House leadership, are tied at 67% each. (100 percent is perfect conservatism. A zero ranking puts you in hard-core commie territory.)
Renee Ellmers ranks as North Carolina’s most liberal Republican House member, with a ranking of 58 percent.
Overall, Colorado’s Rep. Ken Buck, Utah’s Senator Mike Lee, and Texas’s Senator Ted Cruz were the only members of Congress to receive perfect scores of 100.
Over in the Senate, Thom Tillis pulled in a 59 percent ranking, while Richard Burr drew a 41 percent ranking. Compare that to a 76 percent ranking for South Carolina’s Tim Scott and a 44 percent ranking for Lindsey Graham. (Hmm. Burr is to the left of Lindsey Graham.)
Mark Kirk of Illinois and Susan Collins of Maine tied (17 percent) for the honor of being the most liberal Republicans in the Senate.