Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never been a super popular fellow with diehard conservatives who believe in standing on principle come hell or high water, but what little favor he once possessed seems to have run dry.
Tons of individuals and groups within the conservative movement are demanding that McConnell, who has failed to really get anything on the GOP agenda accomplished, to resign from his post.
Can’t really blame anyone for feeling this way when almost an entire year has been squandered.
According to The Daily Wire,
A slew of prominent conservatives, from Tea Party Patriots to Freedom Works to the Senate Conservatives Fund are calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — along with top Senate GOP leadership — to resign over their inability to get anything done.
“It’s time for new leadership,” FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon said in a statement. “Mitch McConnell has been a failure in the Senate and has cost Republicans almost a year of victories. He has demonstrated that he either does not understand the frustration coming from conservatives and the urgency of passing key legislation – or he does not care.”
In a lengthy letter signed by Brandon, Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, David Bozell, president of For America, the leaders outline their complaints.
2017 has been a disappointing year for the millions of Americans who fully expected, and had every right to expect real change in Washington. Republicans were given full control of the federal government. They – you – have done nothing. Worse, it is painfully clear that you intend to do nothing because, as is most apparent, you had no intention of honoring your solemn commitments to the American people. You were not going to “drain the swamp.”
You are the swamp. You and the rest of your leadership team were given the majority because you pledged to stop the steady flow of illegal immigration. You have done nothing. You pledged to reduce the size of this oppressive federal government. You have done nothing. You pledged to reduce, and ultimately eliminate the out-of-control deficit spending that is bankrupting America. You have done nothing.
You promised to repeal Obamacare, “root and branch.” You have done nothing. You promised tax reform. You have done nothing.
You don’t even show up for work.
The biggest issue that has people blowing steam out of their ears is McConnell’s failure to get the GOP members of Congress to work together to repeal Obamacare, a promise that was made during the election last year.
Obamacare has been a huge burden on the shoulders of many citizens, both workers and business owners, and if we want to flourish economically again, we need to see this piece of legislation shredded and stuck in the garbage.
Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, destroyed both McConnell and Congress, stating that they’d likely be more motivated to repeal Obamacare if they weren’t exempt from it.
McConnell isn’t likely to resign, of course. Conservatives are right to call him out, but voters will step up the plate and finish the job.