After the midterm elections failed to generate the expected Republican “red wave,” which was supported by practically all political ideologies, Republicans have started questioning party leaders.
Republicans have blamed Mitch McConnell, the minority leader in the Senate, and Sen. Rick Scott of Florida for the party’s failure to win a Senate majority. Currently, Democrats will hold at least 50 seats in a chamber that is tied and will need Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris to break the tie.
If Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia defeats Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the runoff election that must be held in December because neither candidate received 50% of the vote in the general election, Democrats might hold an outright majority of 51 seats in the Senate.
After Blake Masters, a candidate backed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican Senate primary, the Senate Leadership Fund, a McConnell-allied political action committee, withdrew the $8 million it had planned to invest in the Arizona Senate race, according to a report by Fox News on November 8.
Masters lost to Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly by 5 percentage points, according to a Friday report from Fox.
In an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday, Masters criticized McConnell for leaving Arizona without telling anyone.
Months before the election, the McConnell-controlled PAC canceled $8 in ad purchases while continuing to pay attack commercials against a Republican challenging incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Masters was aware that McConnell’s network was mainly absent from the election, which the Republicans had a chance of winning.
In 2020, Martha McSally spent $72 million. McConnell's Super PAC spent $14 million. Mark Kelly spent over $80 million. McSally lost by 2.5 points.
Blake Masters spent $9M. Kelly spent over $70M. McConnell pulled funding out. Blake is probably going to lose by 2-3 points.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 14, 2022
If McConnell’s PAC had attended, according to Masters, he would have won, and Republicans would be rejoicing over a Senate majority.
Masters advised Carlson, “Let’s not vote Mitch McConnell into leadership.”
“He doesn’t deserve to be majority leader or minority leader.”
According to a December 2021 Axios report, McConnell reportedly blocked efforts to lay forth a specific policy plan for Republicans to run on.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The legacy politician urged Republican candidates to merely focus on criticizing Democrats, rather than offering a legislative plan they’d support if elected to office.
Republicans close to McConnell identified Scott, the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, as a poor fundraiser and communicator, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Scott was responsible for releasing his own policy manifesto that would sunset Social Security and Medicare every five years, unpopular proposals that proved frequent foils for Democrats on the midterm campaign trail. CONTINUE READING…