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November 14, 2022

Vote Scheduled For Mitch McConnell In Congress Despite GOP Resistance

A vote has been scheduled to remove Senator Mitch McConnell from his leadership position, despite pushback from the GOP.

"Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) on Friday shut down attempts to remove Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) from his leadership position in the Senate by writing a letter Friday to Republican senators denying their request to delay Wednesday’s leadership vote," reported Breitbart.

"Barrasso, one of McConnell’s top lieutenants, wrote a letter Friday to GOP senators denying their request to delay Wednesday’s leadership vote until after all Senate votes had been counted," reports Breitbart.

Mitch McConnell Vote Scheduled

"We look forward to meeting next week with our new and returning members. I expect a full and open discussion beginning at Tuesday’s policy lunch on our path forward," the letter states. "On Wednesday we will meet again for our scheduled conference for elections."

"I welcome the questions and points made in the letter circulated by Senators Rick Scott, Lee and Johnson," Barrasso wrote.

"Barrasso’s letter comes after Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Mike Lee (R-UT) have voiced opposition to leadership elections until candidates’ dedication to conservative ideas are vetted," according to Breitbart.

"In a second letter circulated Friday among Republican senators, those senators impressed upon their colleagues that 'serious discussions' must occur about why the red wave did not materialize," Breitbart reported.

"We are all disappointed that a Red Wave failed to materialize, and there are multiple reasons it did not," the letter notes. "We need to have serious discussions within our conference as to why and what we can do to improve our chances in 2024."

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Source: Breitbart

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