Senate Republicans let the country down last night…again.
In an all too familiar scenario, a vote to repeal Obamacare was brought to the floor, and despite years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, the Senate Republicans couldn’t pass the vote to repeal Obamacare. Establishment Republicans john McCain, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski dig their heels in and refused to pass the one thing they promised us they’d pass, and now Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking the heat for it.
Much like his counterpart in the House, Paul Ryan, McConnell has been unable to pass any major legislation in the six months President Trump has been in office, and now even his fellow senators are fed up about it. Alabama Sen. Mo Brook fired with both barrels when he went after party leadership, or lack thereof, and he was spot on.
From the Daily Caller:
Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks said Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has “got to go” after the GOP failed to repeal Obamacare early Friday morning.
Brooks blasted GOP Senate members on CNN, saying the group failed the American people, and calling the Senate’s efforts an “abject failure.” Brooks focused on McConnell and did not defend him in any way. In fact, Brooks said the Republican party needs a new face to lead the Senate.
“If they’re gonna quit, well then, by golly, maybe they ought to start at the top with Mitch McConnell leaving his position, and letting somebody new, somebody bold, somebody conservative take the reins so that they can come up with a plan that can get through the United States Senate and serve the needs of the American people,” Brooks told CNN.
He’s absolutely right. President Trump campaigned with a heavily conservative message, and it’s that message that allowed the GOP to control all three branches of government. If congressional leaders aren’t willing to put forth the President’s conservative agenda, then they need to get out of the way and let someone else do it, because we’re damn tired of them disappointing us at every turn.