RINO Mitch McConnell has led the Republican Senate conference since 2007.
But McConnell’s days could be numbered.
And Mitch McConnell received the one letter that may force him to quit Congress.
Republicans look like they will fail to win back the majority in the United States Senate.
Everyone on the right spent the days after the election hunting around for answers as to why the red wave failed to develop.
One obvious source of blame was McConnell.
McConnell set the disastrous strategy to hand Joe Biden wins on gun control, the Green New Deal and corporate welfare bailouts.
McConnell also refused to offer up an agenda for Republicans to campaign on.
And McConnell made the decision to pull super PAC funding from Blake Masters in the Arizona Senate race, instead spending $9 million defending RINO Lisa Murkowski even though Murkowski endorsed Democrats for Congress and voted against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Alaska’s ranked-choice voting system meant even if Murkowski lost, the other Republican in the race, Kelly Tshibaka, would win the seat so it would stay in Republican hands no matter what.
But Donald Trump endorsed Tshibaka and McConnell spent on defending Murkowski for the same reason he pulled funding from Masters: Mitch McConnell does not want conservatives who oppose the D.C. establishment in the Senate.
McConnell blowing the midterm election did not sit well with other Republicans who demanded McConnell postpone leadership elections until after the December 6 Georgia Senate runoff so the conference would know who its members were.
Senators Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, and Rick Scott laid out their demands in a bombshell letter.
Johnson, Lee, and Scott are all known as McConnell critics.
The letter read:
We are all disappointed that a Red Wave failed to materialize, and there are multiple reasons it did not. We need to have serious discussions within our conference as to why and what we can do to improve our chances in 2024.
Holding leadership elections without hearing from the candidates as to how they will perform their leadership duties and before we know whether we will be in the majority or even who all our members are violates the most basic principles of a democratic process. It is certainly not the way leadership elections should be conducted in the world’s greatest deliberative body.
Accordingly, we propose that we postpone leadership elections until after we know who all our members will be and we all have a chance to hear from leadership candidates as to what type of collaborative conference governing model we should adopt.
Conservative Texas Senator Ted Cruz agreed.
“It makes no sense for Senate to have leadership elections before GA runoff. We don’t yet know whether we’ll have a majority & Herschel Walker deserves a say in our leadership. Critically, we need to hear a specific plan for the next 2 yrs from any candidate for leadership,” Cruz posted on Twitter.
But what really shook everything up was Florida’s Marco Rubio – who is establishment-aligned – posting on social media that leadership should delay the elections until all the candidates could lay out their vision for a populist conservative agenda.
The Senate GOP leadership vote next week should be postponed
First we need to make sure that those who want to lead us are genuinely committed to fighting for the priorities & values of the working Americans (of every background) who gave us big wins in states like #Florida
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 11, 2022
This is the first time McConnell faced a rebellion within the ranks to challenge his leadership.
McConnell blew the midterm elections, and a number of Republican senators are furious.
And the ranks of the dissatisfied could reach critical mass.
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