First Feinstein in California…..
Now McConnell from Kentucky…..
People are looking to shove oldtimers out the door……
GOPer’s losing McConnell could be a problem….
House Speaker MCarthy STILL hasn’t figured out how to lead his caucus ….
A McConnell replacemnet could just be a continuing prelide to a BAD 2024 election night for Republicans across the country…..
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has been out of the public eye for weeks, following a serious fall that hospitalized him. Now multiple sources confirm that Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, John Cornyn of Texas and John Thune of South Dakota are actively reaching out to fellow Republican senators in efforts to prepare for an anticipated leadership vote — a vote that would occur upon announcement that McConnell would be retiring from his duties as leader, and presumably the Senate itself.
One source says that Cornyn has been particularly active in his preparations, taking fellow senators with whom he has little in common to lunch in attempts to court them.
Requests are being targeted at a plethora of conservative senators, including the sixteen who voted to delay the leadership election earlier this year, a proxy for opposition to McConnell’s leadership. Rick Scott, the Florida senator and former NRSC head who challenged McConnell, ultimately received ten protest votes. These members could prove key to determining the next Republican leader. Queries are also being made internally about the rules regarding replacement, and how the contest would be structured given the lack of an obvious heir apparent….
McConnell has guided the Republican Senate since 2007, and his role at the top of the party has been enormously significant. As the longest serving Senate Party Leader in history, he has been both a target for critics of the Republican establishment and a skilled leader in the judicial nomination fights that became one of the most important battlefields in Washington….
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Thursday announced he would return to the Capitol on Monday for the first time in more than five weeks after suffering a concussion at a private dinner in early March.
McConnell tweeted that he would be in the Capitol when the Senate returns from the two-week April recess….
One Donald Trump will NOT miss McConnell’s demise….
image….The Hill/Greg Nash
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