GOP senator threatens to sue his own party By Alexander Bolton Posted: 02/24/09 03:23 PM [ET] Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he would sue the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) if it recruited a primary challenger against him. Bunning also took a swing at NRSC Chairman John Cornyn during a conference call with reporters, questioning the Texas senatorâs honesty. Bunning has been at odds with the Senate Republican campaign committee over its lack of support for his reelection. Committee officials last week met with Kentucky Senate President David Williams, who is exploring a challenge to Bunning. Bunning threatened to sue the committee if it supported Williams or any other challenger. âI would have a suit against the NRSC if they did that,â he said, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. âSupport of incumbents is the only reason for [the NRSCâs] existence,â Bunning added. âSo if they recruited someone and supported them in a primary against me, I would be able to sue them because theyâre not following their bylaws.â Cornyn said Monday that the NRSC would support Bunningâs reelection bid, but that failed to appease the cantankerous Kentuckian. âI donât believe anything John Cornyn says. Iâve had miscommunications with John Cornyn from, I guess, the first week of this current session of the Senate,â Bunning stormed to the Courier-Journal. âHe either doesnât understand English or he doesnât understand direct: âIâm going to run,â which I said to him in the cloakroom of our chamber.â Bunning declined to discuss his comments with The Hill. Cornyn said the blowup was a misunderstanding. âI think itâs a big misunderstanding â weâre supporting Sen. Bunning,â said Cornyn, who added that he did not think Bunning will sue his committee.