Mitch McConnell Vote Is Coming Soon
(UnitedVoice.com) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has served as the leader of his party in the upper chamber for 15 years. In recent times, he’s been in a number of public spats with former President Donald Trump. Now, the party must decide whether he will remain in charge.
On November 16, Senate Republicans plan to hold a leadership vote to decide who should move the party forward. The vote will determine whether anyone in the GOP caucus objects to McConnell’s leadership role. Trump has been campaigning hard to replace the Kentucky senator.
People reported that on Monday, November 7, Trump said McConnell is a “lousy leader.” He suggested Florida Senator Rick Scott as a possible replacement.
Trump Suggests New GOP Senate Leader to Replace Mitch McConnell – PEOPLE https://t.co/6BP74RQIvL pic.twitter.com/yb7C3om5Tu
— Trump News (@D__TrumpNews) November 9, 2022
In the weeks leading up to the midterms, Trump called for McConnell’s impeachment. Politico reported the senator “keeps allowing” the Democrats to raise the debt ceiling. “They have something on him, how he approves this thing is incredible,” the former president said.
Although the Senate is holding a leadership vote, and some Republicans, like Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), don’t support McConnell, it’s unclear whether there will be enough support to oust him. According to Politico, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), the number three conservative in the chamber, said he believes the caucus will reelect the minority leader.
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