Should the GOP regain control of the upper chamber of Congress after the 2022 midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will likely be the frontrunner to once again become the highest-ranking senator.
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), candidate for Alabama’s open U.S. Senate seat, announced his opposition to McConnell assuming the role of Senate majority leader on Monday.
In a release announcing that he would be a “no” vote on McConnell’s bid to become the majority party’s leader, Brooks asserted that the Kentucky senator had “repeatedly undermined” former President Donald Trump’s agenda.
“Mitch McConnell likes fighting Trump more than he likes fighting Democrats,” proclaimed Brooks. “The entire time President Trump was in office, McConnell repeatedly undermined President Trump, refused to build the Wall, refused to investigate 2020 voter fraud and election theft, and refused to stand up to the Russia Hoax. McConnell hates Trump; hates the candidates Trump has endorsed; hates the MAGA agenda; hates principled conservatives; and hates the House Freedom Caucus.”
Brooks made mention of McConnell’s opposition to his candidacy during Alabama’s 2017 special U.S. Senate election.
“This race is not about me: it’s about Donald Trump and the MAGA agenda vs Mitch McConnell and the bought and paid for special interest agenda,” he added. “It is time for conservatives to choose sides. In 2017, McConnell spent more than ten million dollars lying about me and my record. Now he’s at it again. This time he’s even more determined because President Trump has endorsed me.”
Brooks concluded, “Worse yet, according to Real Clear Politics polling data, Mitch McConnell is far and away the most unpopular politician in Washington. Republicans must have as one of their leading spokesmen someone who is believable. Mitch McConnell simply does not cut it. Republicans can and should do better than Mitch McConnell.”
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL