McConnell on his way out?

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  1. McConnell on his way out?
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    So who will last longer in office, Biden or McConnell?

    Whatever happens to McConnell, I hope he's bitterly disappointed by whomever takes his place because they end up embracing America First and Constitutionalism over Beltway politics, power and pocket-lining lobbyists.

    MITCH MCCONNELL WORKING WITH KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE ON SENATE EXIT STRATEGY
    Legislation informally referred to as the Daniel Cameron Election Bill is moving through the Kentucky General Assembly.

    Nick Storm
    March 4 2021, 3:00 a.m.

    SENATE MINORITY LEADER Mitch McConnell has compiled a short list of successors in his home state of Kentucky, preparing for the possibility that he does not serve out his full term, Kentucky Republicans tell The Intercept.

    The list is topped by his protégé, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and also includes former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft, whose billionaire coal magnate husband is a major McConnell donor, as well as Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, a former McConnell Scholar.

    Under current law, the power to appoint McConnell’s replacement falls to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. But new legislation McConnell is pushing in the Kentucky General Assembly would strip the governor of that power and put it into the hands of the state GOP.

    McConnell’s scramble to secure his legacy comes as his position in the party he effectively built from the ground up is increasingly shaky. McConnell’s denunciation of former President Donald Trump — even as it was accompanied by a vote of acquittal and a pledge to endorse the former president in 2024 if he is the GOP nominee — has brought on calls for his censure by party leaders across the state. A candidate running in McConnell’s mold would face an uphill climb through a primary in the new Republican Party — unless, that is, the candidate has the benefit of incumbency.

    The 79-year-old McConnell has held his Senate seat since 1985 and handily won a seventh term last November.

    The new legislation, Senate Bill 228 — dubbed by some inside the state Legislature as the Daniel Cameron Election Bill — was filed on February 10, 2021, during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 30-day “short” session. The bill alters current state statute that allows the governor to appoint a replacement in the event of a vacancy to the U.S. Senate. If the bill becomes law, the appointment to fill a vacancy will be selected from a list of three names submitted by the state executive committee of the same political party as the senator who held the vacant seat. According to the bill, the appointee from that list will then serve until a successor has been elected by voters. The legislation goes on to list instructions on when elections take place in the event of a vacancy.

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    Nothing can stop what is coming.
     
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    He wants to get out before he gets exposed and leaked he was bought and paid for for single handily screwing American over allowing 2 looser Demonrats elected in GA to the US senate. 100% Mitches fault and he must have received Millions off shore for doing his part!
     
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    he's been there too long. Time for new blood,. Some body with the courage to stand up for what's right
     
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    It's disturbing to think that a scumbag swamp rat like McConnell might control who his successor will be.

    Normally I'd say that he's going to be in the Senate until his current term ends in 2026, but I heard him on the radio, today, and he was sounding a bit like Biden. It was more than just his usual marble-mouthed way of speaking. Maybe there's something going on with his health that we don't know about.
     
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    I will take a stab at what he is afflicted with...a bout of Yellow Back complicated by a R.I.N.O. infection caused by T.D.S. and dementia.
     
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    he's no dobt feeling the sting of the enormous blowback he's getting after his ill considered tirade against Trump.
     
  8. LaissezFaire28thStUSC

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    Have heard (but not verified) he's been supported heavily by the voting machine companies.

    Trump will come after McConnell in 5 years, when McConnell would be 84. McConnell is probably planning his post Senate lobbying career while he is young enough to profit.
     

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