Rumors swirl that the 81-year-old Swamp Boss is nearing retirement
Mitch McConnell has been the Senate Republican “Leader” since George W. Bush was president. His 16-year tenure has been marked by corporate bailouts, lost wars, Obamacare, the Covid lockdowns, two impeachments of a Republican president, and an unending war against Senate conservatives.
Rumors are swirling that the 81-year-old Swamp boss may finally be nearing retirement. And several Republican Senators are reportedly angling to run to replace him.
We aren't endorsing any candidate for the job now, but we absolutely endorse new leadership, particularly a new generation of conservative leadership for Senate Republicans.
During his entire career, Mitch McConnell has represented the Swamp and its priorities. His idea of leadership is earmarks, budget-busting spending, ducking policy fights, and producing Republican votes for Democrat bills.
McConnell has won plaudits for years for privately and publicly attacking conservatives: Jim DeMint, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and others. He constantly complains about conservative Senate candidates, but the candidates McConnell supports — like Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist — have a curious habit of losing … and becoming Democrats!
The next Republican Leader must understand that the party is not the one McConnell imagines: socially liberal, country club millionaires. Like the new GOP, the new conservative movement is a working-class party looking out for young families instead of big businesses.
The new generation of Republicans wants to fight the Left and win the Culture War. The issues that Republicans actually care about are the issues McConnell has always shied away from – immigration, abortion, woke indoctrination of our kids, and the corruption of the Deep State. McConnell likes Washington more than he likes actual Republican voters, and that fact will hold back the party and the country as long as he remains in power.
Republican Senators have grumbled for years about McConnell. The difference now is that they're showing signs that they're ready to do something about it.
In the 2024 elections, Republicans have a chance for a sweep — to win control of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the White House. But to truly win, we need more than a change of parties. We need a change of leaders.
Senate Conservatives Fund will continue doing our part: supporting conservatives in Senate races, including against McConnell’s hand-picked lapdogs. We will continue to hold current leaders accountable, including in the looming fight over the federal debt ceiling. And finally, we will hold McConnell accountable and keep you updated about the leadership race heating up inside the Senate.
If McConnell is on his way out, conservatives could finally be on their way in. With your help, we will work to give America that opportunity.