In the view of Kansas doctor Milton Wolf, there might be an illness shared by his state’s two Republican senators: They’re not conservative enough.
Wolf has already once declared himself the cure: In 2014, he led an aggressive, but unsuccessful, primary challenge that placed him within 7 points of Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
This year, he’s focusing his attention on Roberts’ colleague, fellow Republican Sen. Jerry Moran.
“I really do mean it when I say I'd rather be a doctor than a politician, but our country is in trouble and it's clear that Washington is failing us,” Wolf told CQ Roll Call.
And while he said he has "not yet made a decision about 2016,” Wolf – a tea party conservative – couldn’t help but take a jab at Moran.
“Of course with Jerry Moran thumbing his nose at Kansas Republicans by voting for Obama's tax hikes, spending, debt, corporate welfare and by funding Democrat get-out-the-vote efforts in Mississippi, first we need to know whether Moran plans to run as a Republican or as a Democrat,” he said, deriding Moran's work at the NRSC to defend Thad Cochran from a tea party challenge of his own in 2014.
In recent weeks, Wolf has re-upped his vocal dissatisfaction with the Sunflower State's GOP leadership. In a series of posts on Twitter, Wolf decried Moran's stance with Senate Republican leadership in the legislative drama that pitted them against conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.
When a Senate amendment that would have attached language to a transportation bill to defund Planned Parenthood failed, Wolf said , "When Kansans learn of Jerry's betrayal today, he may have to start renting a recliner in Pat Roberts' Virginia home just to hide out."
This much is clear… We must save the Republican Party from itself before we can save the republic from socialist Democrats.— Dr. Milton Wolf (@miltonwolfmd) August 2, 2015