Prominent GOP Candidates Stand Against Mitch McConnell

Prominent GOP Candidates Stand Against Mitch McConnell

GOP Candidates Criticize McConnell – The Beginning of the End?

( – Kentuckians elected Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in 1984, and he became majority leader 30 years later, in 2014. If Republicans take control of the Senate in November, it’s likely the legislator would like to return to that position, but not everyone supports the move. According to a report from Fox News, three politicians from Missouri recently released statements claiming they want to see “new leadership” for the GOP should they win back a ruling majority during midterms.

Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R-MO) said that the Right’s priorities are not the same as they were in the 80s, and McConnell is out of touch. The AG said he would rather support Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) or Ted Cruz (R-TX) as majority head.

Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens called the politician a “disgusting coward” in a March 25 tweet. The congressional candidate’s campaign recently echoed the others, demanding new GOP leadership in the Senate in a statement to Fox News.

Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) added to the conversation, saying she’s been “watching” the Kentucky lawmaker vote against conservative views. She believes he’s too weak to stand up to President Joe Biden and the other Democrats on key issues.

No matter which of the trio earns their place on the November ticket, it seems none of them will support McConnell reclaiming his place to lead the GOP. The state’s primary takes place on August 2.

What about you? Do you support Mitch McConnell as the Senate’s GOP leader? Do you think other candidates will step up to oppose McConnell?

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