"The Goldwater Institute responded harshly Friday to the Illinois senator’s Aug. 6 letter inquiring into its position on stand-your-ground laws and connections to the American Legislative Exchange Council. The institute asked him if he had no decency, a question posed to Sen. Joe McCarthy in reaction to hearings he held to smoke out communists. “We’re telling Sen. Durbin to pound sand,” said Clint Bolick, Goldwater Institute’s vice president of litigation. “This strikes us as eerily reminiscent of the McCarthy witch hunts and it’s interesting that Durbin doesn’t even seem to realize that.”


The Goldwater Institute is correct. Whether or not private organizations or corporations support or support specific policies is none of the Senator’s business. Politico has more here.