Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell is not very popular on the right right now.
Conservatives were unhappy with McConnell’s handling of the midterm elections and his willingness to work with Democrats on Ukraine spending.
Conservative analyst Molly Hemingway now says Republicans will continue to have problems until McConnell is no longer in office.
she wrote in Federalists:
GOP can’t make it until Mitch McConnell leaves
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comments on Tuesday showed why he has become the biggest obstacle to the GOP’s success.
The Kentucky Republican claimed that “a majority of Republicans believe that providing more money to Ukraine is the number one priority for the United States right now.” The new $1.7 trillion Democratic spending bill he enthusiastically supports would provide roughly $45 billion in aid to Ukraine, bringing the total over the past eight months to more than $100 billion, a staggering increase even if it didn’t happen during an inflationary period. numbers, a looming recession, and other serious domestic problems.
Comments about Republican priorities are false and completely delusional. Failure to provide more money to Ukraine is simply not one of the many concerns Republican voters have about Washington, D.C.
During the lame-duck session before Republicans take over the House on January 3, 2023, a large coalition of conservative groups, including the Heritage Foundation and the Conservative Partnership Institute, publicly opposed efforts to pass more Ukraine support to the House. Strengthen support. Republicans have told pollsters they want less, not more, foreign spending and global military engagement.
Many Republican voters support helping Ukraine fight an unjust Russian invasion, but it is definitely not their top issue, contrary to McConnell’s false assertion.
Many conservatives are tired of feeling betrayed.
Mitch McConnell said getting money to Ukraine “is the number one priority for the United States right now.”
Funny, I thought he was the great Senator from Kentucky.
Last I checked, Kentucky is in the US.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 22, 2022
BREAKING: The Senate passed a nearly $2 trillion omnibus bill to give Mitch McConnell enough time to be home for Christmas.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 22, 2022
McConnell has turned Senate GOP minority into Democratic Make-A-Wish Foundation https://t.co/UZCobtaRj3
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) December 22, 2022
Reagan biographer Craig Shirley: McConnell must go https://t.co/cnup4QVqqQ
— Mark R. Levine (@marklevinshow) December 22, 2022
Republicans need new leadership. It’s really that simple.
cross-posted from American Lookout.