Nov 16, 2022 | News

McConnell Wins Reelection as Senate GOP Leader

McConnell Wins Reelection as Senate GOP Leader

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday won reelection as Senate GOP leader with ten defectors voting for challenger Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL).

McConnell received 37 “yes” votes and ten votes against, with one senator voting present.

The votes against McConnell mark the first time he has received a “no” vote as leader, a sign the Republican Party has begun to turn against his establishment agenda.

“I don’t own this job,” McConnell told reporters after the vote. “Anybody who wants to run for it can feel free to do so. So I’m not in any way offended by having an opponent or having a few votes in opposition.”

First elected as GOP leader in 2006, with McConnell’s reelection he will likely become the longest serving Senate party leader in history.

Under McConnell’s leadership, the nation has struggled.

The national debt has increased more than $20…

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