Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday won reelection as Senate GOP leader, although ten defectors voted for challenger Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL). McConnell received 37 “yes” votes and ten votes against, with one senator voting present.
The votes against McConnell mark the first time he has received a “no” vote for the leadership role, a sign the Republican Party has begun to turn against his establishment agenda.
“I don’t own this job,” McConnell told reporters after the vote. “Anybody who wants to run for it can feel free to do so. So I’m not in any way offended by having an opponent or having a few votes in opposition.”
First elected as GOP leader in 2006, McConnell’s reelection will potentially make him the longest-serving Senate party leader in history.
Under McConnell’s leadership, the nation – and conservative voters nationwide – have hardly thrived.
The national debt has increased to over $20 trillion, illegal immigration has persisted, real wages for American workers have remained stagnant, Obamacare was enacted in 2010, big banks were bailed out in 2008, social media companies have silenced individuals without repercussions, and Dr. Anthony Fauci remains unaccountable for allegedly twice lying to Congress.
Just seven percent of voters view McConnell favorably, while 81 percent view him unfavorably, Wednesday polling revealed.
McConnell’s reelection was challenged on Tuesday by Scott, who argued against the status quo and for a plan to advance conservative principles. His challenge gained considerable support, considering that McConnell holds significant power over the conference.
Did his Chinese wife’s affiliations buy the votes? It’s hard to believe that many senators could be that stupid!
once again we see how dumb the republican senate is by putting McConnel as the minority leader back in power as he
is one of the biggest RINOs and has accomplished nothing while in this position as majority leader, he must be voted
out when his time is up.
You are absolutely correct!!! How could they justify re-electing that RINO….he has done nothing (other than getting judges in place) for our nation and worked against our GOP elections if they weren’t in his mold!
M McConnell is a rino. My senate Tom cotton heard from me. I will not support him either.
McConnell votes with Biden too much for me. The only good that he has really done was confirming Conservative Judges/Justices.
Worse yet, he hates President Trump. The feeling is mutual I believe. If President Trump is Elected in 2024 he better not do things against him or “We the People” will let him know about it.