The Republican Party has been engaged in a rather bitter civil war of late, with the far more vocal and enthusiastic MAGA wing trying their hardest to bring the old guard into the future of conservatism.
Of course, this isn’t going so well. In fact, with Donald Trump not currently in office, it does appear as though the status quo has been gaining ground in recent months.
Case in point: It looks like Mitch McConnell may even have a chance to lead the party again.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) on Friday shut down attempts to remove Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) from his leadership position in the Senate by writing a letter Friday to Republican senators denying their request to delay Wednesday’s leadership vote.
Barrasso, one of McConnell’s top lieutenants, wrote a letter Friday to GOP senators denying their request to delay Wednesday’s leadership vote until after all Senate votes had been counted.Trending:
“We look forward to meeting next week with our new and returning members. I expect a full and open discussion beginning at Tuesday’s policy lunch on our path forward,” he wrote in a letter obtained by CNN. “On Wednesday we will meet again for our scheduled conference for elections.”
McConnell’s potential leadership has been a sore spot for the right wing of the GOP, who see these latest lackluster midterm results as a sign of his failures to rouse the party base.