Republicans must stop tearing down tea party conservatives, who actually represent the roots of the GOP, political consultant Mary Matalin says.
"I do blame the party, and those in the party, who are attacking the so-called tea party conservatives who were elected, who are doing exactly what they were elected to do," Matalin told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"They're attacking them on tactics. This was never about tactics. It's about ideology, and it's an ideology that not only is the base of our party, it's the base of the country. And it's an ideology that wins elections and it's ideology that works," she said Wednesday.