• April 15, 2024

First Boehner Pushed Out And Now Another (Unlikely) Republican Is Going After Mitch McConnell! So Where Are All The Rest Of The POTUS Candidates On This?

It would appear that Ted Cruz isn’t the only one putting a target on McConnell’s back for senate eradication. What is disturbing is the next Republican to come forward with these bold statements isn’t a POTUS candidate. (Rand Paul, where are you? Oh, that’s right. You sold your soul when you endorsed McConnell for re-election. Never mind.)

House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation last week created a lot of buzz, and many are wondering about the future of the Republican Party. For some, this isn’t just confined to House leadership, but the Senate as well.

Top RNC member Roger Villere posted on his Facebook that “McConnell needs to Resign!!” Villere is the Louisiana GOP state chairman and has been for 12 years, giving him the distinction of serving the longest in such a role. He’s also the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, and serves on the executive committee, which allows him to make decisions alongside RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

Villere also spoke with the Washington Times about McConnell:

“Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party. I’m out in the field all the time and we have all our elections this year for state offices, and it’s hurting us tremendously with our elections.”

When asked who could replace McConnell, Villere was unable to offer a name, however, he chalked it up to how “we are being so beat up by the base. I just was frustrated.”

Villere expressed frustration with McConnell’s failure to deal with President Obama.

He suggested for instance, that McConnell “could have suspended consideration of confirmations for all presidential appointees, except for those who are essential to national security, until the president rescinded his unconstitutional executive action on amnesty.”

Villere called such a move “a constitutionally appropriate response to the overreach of the executive branch.”

Specifically, Villere mentioned Obamacare, defunding Planned Parenthood, and illegal immigration. He said learning McConnell wouldn’t support a potential government shutdown in order to defund Planned Parenthood was what made him act.

Villere expressed concerns for the future of the Republican Party, and even had a prediction:

“If we lose the battle, we will never win the presidency again in my lifetime. I’ve worked for 12 years as chairman to build this party, and I just don’t want to see it all go down the drain because they aren’t willing to fight for what we believe in. Our base is demanding we do something or they’re going to leave us.

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The GOP brand is being damaged. We’re having to work from scratch to do all the groundwork we’ve already done with elections of Republicans to Congress and in the state because everybody is so furious at the leadership.”

As the Washington Times points out, Villere is 66 years old. That could be a long time without a Republican in the White House.

While McConnell does represent party leadership Republican voters are dissatisfied with, it is unlikely he will resign as Boehner did. For one thing, McConnell just recently took on the position, following the 2014 mid-term elections.

I’m pretty sure the American public would be ok with a McConnell exit, and so I hope the reset of the Republican GOP candidates catch on soon, by pushing the issue on the campaign trail.

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