McConnell is in trouble: Rubio calls for delay in GOP Senate leadership vote amid growing criticism

The underwhelming performance of Republicans in this week’s midterm elections has left conservatives stung and looking for answers for why the red wave that was widely predicted never came, likely leaving the GOP with a razor-thin House majority and the prospect of a Democrat-controlled Senate, a blown opportunity given the Biden regime’s disastrous policies.

While many are putting the blame squarely on former President Donald J. Trump after a number of his hand-picked candidates failed to perform, most notably Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, others are zeroing in on Republican leadership with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his failure to dedicate enough money to races featuring Trump supported candidates.

On Friday, Senator Marco Rubio who was easily reelected in the red tsunami in Florida called for next week’s Senate leadership elections to be delayed in what some are suggesting is a shot sent whistling across McConnell’s bow.

“The Senate GOP leadership vote next week should be postponed,” Rubio wrote on Twitter. “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.”

If there was one state where hopes for sweeping GOP wins exceeded expectations it was in the Sunshine State where Governor Ron DeSantis absolutely crushed his Democrat opponent, feckless party-jumper Charlie Crist, by nearly 20 points in a rout of the left-wingers that affected down-ballot races as well, including Rubio’s contest against former congresswoman Val Demings who vastly outspent him on the way to being clobbered by double digits.

Rubio isn’t the only Senate Republican to call for the leadership election to be delayed.

“It makes no sense for Senate to have leadership elections before GA runoff,” tweeted Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

“We don’t yet know whether we’ll have a majority & Herschel Walker deserves a say in our leadership,” he added. “Critically, we need to hear a specific plan for the next 2 yrs from any candidate for leadership.”

Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri also cited the Georgia runoff between former NFL star Herschel Walker and radical leftist, abortion-loving preacher Raphael Warnock as a reason for a postponement.

“Exactly right. I don’t know why Senate GOP would hold a leadership vote for the next Congress before this election is finished. We have a runoff in #GASenate – are they saying that doesn’t matter? Don’t disenfranchise @HerschelWalker,” wrote Hawley who has been critical of McConnell.

One notable GOP senator who didn’t weigh in on the calls to delay the leadership election but has slobbered all over McConnell was Mitt Romney.

“The person most responsible for Senate GOP momentum and likely majority: Mitch McConnell. He personally raised the hundreds of millions (!) that evaporated the Dem lead in the swing states. Speaks softly, carries a big stick,” wrote the failed presidential candidate in a pre-election tweet that hasn’t aged very well

Also in the hot seat is the man who would be Speaker of the House, GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy who will almost certainly face a serious challenge whenever Arizona and Nevada are done counting their votes and if Republicans retake the lower chamber.

McCarthy has come under fire for his timid demeanor at a time when House Democrats are in total war mode and his dreams of becoming third in the line of succession to the presidency – if the Republicans are able to eke out a thin majority – could be shattered with many blaming him for the disappointing midterm results.

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