Ditch Mitch? GOP’s Frustration With McConnell Grows

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters as the Senate works to pass a stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

At a glance

  • After a disappointing midterm showing by the GOP, some Republican senators are hinting that they’re not on board with the status quo of reelecting Mitch McConnell as their Senate leader.
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called for a delay in next week’s party vote, and Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley backed him.
  • It’s not clear who, if anyone, would stand to challenge McConnell, the Republicans’ Senate leader since 2007, but Hawley said he doesn’t want a vote before the Georgia Senate runoff is decided.

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