Senator Marco Rubio wants to delay the vote on Republican Senate leadership that’s supposed to happen next week.
This is fascinating.
It might mean that Rubio doesn’t want Mitch McConnell to be named leader, which would make sense. Lots of conservatives are partly blaming McConnell for the outcome of the midterm elections.
Hot Air reports:
Hmmmm: Rubio pushes for delay in Senate GOP leadership vote
Is this the end of Mitch McConnell’s run at the top of the Senate Republican caucus? It’s certainly not a ringing endorsement — and this time the challenge comes from the mainstream wing rather than the populists.
Coming off of a double-digit win over Val Demings, Rubio feels the wind at his back for sure…
If Rubio wanted to support McConnell, he’d push to complete the vote immediately. A delay only means more time to consider the present leadership lineup, rather than go through the usual pro forma process of endorsing it. Rubio’s move should create particular concern for McConnell and his current team as Rubio doesn’t need their fundraising influence for another few years — and has worked with Ron DeSantis well enough to ensure that his seat remains safe for the foreseeable future.
The midterm flop has plenty of authors, but Politico lifts the veil today on problems created by infighting among Senate GOP leadership. The biggest malfunction appears to have been a lack of coordination between the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the Senate Leadership Fund (SLF), and a feud between Rick Scott and McConnell…
We could be looking at the beginning of a battle between Republicans.
The Senate GOP leadership vote next week should be postponed
First we need to make sure that those who want to lead us are genuinely committed to fighting for the priorities & values of the working Americans (of every background) who gave us big wins in states like #Florida
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 11, 2022
Is McConnell on his way out as leader? Who would replace him?