WASHINGTON, D.C. – Conservative leaders, including Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center, Ken Cuccinelli of the Senate Conservatives Fund, and Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots held a press conference in D.C. today calling for the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other Senate GOP leadership members to step down from their posts for utter ineffectiveness.
Conservative groups holding press conference in DC calling on McConnell and GOP Senate leadership team to step down pic.twitter.com/aJeII9PJ8s
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After calling for McConnell to step down, Bozell said if he did not it will be a “scorched earth disaster”during the 2018 midterms. Bozell went on to describe McConnell as an anvil around the neck of the U.S. Senate and lambasted the Kentucky Republican for a “pattern of failure.”
Those failures include repeated flops in repealing Obamacare, crafting legislation that equated to Obamacare-lite, feet dragging on appointments, and on, and on…
The 2018 midterm elections, particularly primaries, may already be shaping up as a referendum on Republican leadership as evidenced by Judge Roy Moore besting the Establishment endorsements and McConnell PAC money of incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in the Alabama primary.
Voters displeasure with McConnell and fellow GOP leadership is not solely due to spats with Trump and his stated agenda, but also leadership’s abandonment of a Republican agenda in general it seems. Repealing Obamacare, reversing Big Government growth, and lowering taxes have been planks of the platform of the Republican base for the better part of a decade.
Over that same time period, midterm elections have often proved to be wave elections sweeping more and more Republicans, and conservatives, into elected positions from congress to state legislatures across the nation. With Republican majorities in congress infuriating their base with feckless inaction, the 2018 election could be a rogue that crashes on McConnell and his entrenched establishment methods.