Tom Cotton Urges GOP To Push Ahead With Leadership Elections, Despite Party Unrest

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 05: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) speaks at a campaign event for Nevada Republican U.S. Senate nominee Adam Laxalt on November 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Laxalt, a former Attorney General of Nevada, wrapped up his tour through the 17 counties of the state in his campaign to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Cotton pointed out that no senator has stepped up to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for leadership, so the caucus should move forward with the elections and focus on the upcoming runoff in the Georgia Senate race.
  • “Well, I don’t see why we would delay the election, since all five or six of our leadership elections are uncontested,” said Cotton.
  • A number of Republicans are pushing to delay the leadership elections.

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