Alabama Senate candidate Mo Brooks has called for Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell to be ousted as Senate GOP leader in a new web advertisement released a day ago. Brooks unveiled his pledge to America to “fire” Mitch McConnell and that America can’t afford a “weak-kneed” “debt-junkie” as a Senate leader.
Brooks says McConnell “sells out America for special interest group cash”
“Today I unveil my pledge to America to fire Mitch McConnell. If elected to the Senate, I will not vote for Mitch McConnell for leader, and I will do everything in my power to ensure that Republicans choose a conservative to be leader,” said Brooks.
“America can’t afford a Senate leader who is a weak-kneed, debt junkie, open-border RINO Republican and who, worse yet, sells out America for special interest group cash,” -he added.
Despite much encouragement from Trump, the sentiment against McConnell still hasn’t caught momentum and Brooks is only one of three major conservative Senate candidates in favour of ousting the Kentucky Republican. Brooks joined Eric Greitens of Missouri and Kelly Tshibaka of Alaska in support of removing Mitch McConnell.
Will joining the anti-McConnell band be enough to save Brooks’ Trump endorsement?
Joining the anti-McConnell band might be Brooks’ last straw at attempting to preserve his endorsement from Trump, considering the former President’s remarks at an interview with the Washington Examiner last week that hinted at pulling Brooks’ endorsement. Trump is considering pulling Brooks’ endorsement because the senate hopeful apparently “decided to go woke” when he urged Republicans to move on from the 2020 election results instead of attempting to overturn it.
“McConnell will do everything he can to defeat me because he’s determined to stop the MAGA movement and Donald Trump’s endorsed candidates for the U.S. Senate,” -Brooks said.
Brooks’ strategy might just work because Kelly Tshibaka, challenging Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska has received Trump’s endorsement while aligning with Trump’s anti-McConnell stance.
Eric Grietans, who was the first to lend support against McConnell last year when he vowed to oppose the GOP Senate leader, seems to be on the verge of getting an endorsement in the Missouri race.
Others seem unsure of the issue
Many other Republican Senate candidates seem to be walking on eggshells around the Mitch McConnel issue, in an attempt to swerve away from the controversy.
J.D.Vance, a GOP candidate from Ohio, hinted that he wasn’t sure about voting against Mitch McConnel and that he had misgivings about McConnel as a leader but fell short of declaring it openly while in conversation with conservative podcast host Jack Murphy.
Another candidate, Blake Masters who is looking to get endorsed by Trump, also maintains a similar stance, indicating he has had issues with McConnel but didn’t go on to declare he would be aligning himself against the Senate leader.
“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” -in Trump’s words
Donald Trump started his anti-Mitch movement after the Senate leader publicly soured over the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot that left 5 dead, holding the former President “practically and morally responsible” for the insurrection. Mitch McConnel has faced constant backlash from Trump ever since.
“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,” -Trump said in a statement last year.