Graham to McConnell: Work It Out with Trump, or Else…

If you read CJR regularly, you already know how hard I have been pushing back against Senator McConnell (R-KY) remaining in a leadership position.

We need new blood, period, and that day may come far sooner than we thought.

Senator Graham (R-S.C.) has just announced that unless McConnell can work out his difference with Trump, he will not get his backing as the party leader in the Senate.

What the Future Holds

Earlier this week, McConnell announced that he would run for another term as Senate Leader.

The announcement did not go well with those hoping for fresh blood.

Graham has different concerns, though, stating, “If you want to be a Republican leader in the House or the Senate, you have to have a working relationship with President Donald Trump.

“He’s the most consequential Republican since Ronald Reagan.”

He continued, “Can Senator McConnell effectively work with the leader of the Republican Party, Donald Trump?

“I’m not going to vote for anybody that can’t have a working relationship with President Trump. … If you can’t do that, you will fail.”

Here is the problem, however.

If McConnell does step down, the top three candidates to replace him are not exactly exciting.

According to a recent Politico report, the top candidates would be “Thune the South Dakotan, McConnell’s current deputy, as well as former whip John Cornyn of Texas” and Senator Barrasso.

I can tell you that Senator Thune would be a big problem for Trump, and Cornyn is no lock to get Trump’s support, either.

I also know the new wave of Republicans wants no part of an establishment candidate being put in that role.

These may be the top candidates on the Senate front, but they better do some polling real quick because I believe any of those names would fall short of meeting our expectations.

If McConnell gets ousted as leader, who would you want to see take over that role?

Tell us in the comments section below.

Sources: Politico & Just the News

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36 Responses

  1. TED CRUZ HE is determined smart and an attorney that has practiced in front of the Supreme court! A true Conservative and Hispanic..

    1. Ted Cruz is a RINO. Perhaps you didn’t see it but he called MAGA protestors from Jan 6….terrorists. Then Tucker Carlson confronted him with it and he became a blubbering idiot and tried to walk it back. Let’s not forget Cruz conspired with Paul Ryan to destroy Trump in the 2020 election.

      1. From my understanding he asked Tucker to come on the show. As what was said was not what was intended. I for one will give him the benefit, as he has been a positive person in the senate.

  2. Ted Cruz or Rand Paul would be my choices for leader of the Senate. And Graham is absolutely right McConnell needs to go!!!!

    1. McConnell looks drunk every time he appears on TV. Also, his ties to China are too close for comfort…
      Products for Americans need to be made in the USA by Americans. Not slave labor in China.

      1. Absolutely RIGHT “r m” ” Cruz, Cotton, Jordan, or Hawley, or Scott would be a Thousand times better than the
        RINO that we have now.!! I don’t like his Family Ties with CHINA. Way to Close!!

          1. I could not find a Jordan in the Senate. If you mean, Jim Jordan, he is a House Rep and I’d love to see him be Speaker of the House.

    2. I Believe Rand Paul would be great, I don’t trust Ted Cruz, after his last interview with Tucker Carlson, He’s blaming all MAGA Supporters as terrorists, & Does he really think he’s gonna get the Nomination over President Trump??? He’s dillusional, I Think Either Rand Paul Or Marjorie Taylor Greene would be awesome for Majority Leader, If we do take back the house & senate, Which I’m praying that we do! McConnell needs to go, as well as all the other RINO’S!

  3. To throw out some names: Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Tom Cotton, Tommy Tuberville, Marsha Blackburn, or Ron Johnson. Any of those would be good, as long as they are America First and a strong fighter. My first pick would be Ted Cruz who certainly is a great leader, a constitutionalist and is America First.

  4. John Kennedy, Ron Johnson, Marco Rubio, Dr. Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Jim Jordon is a tremendous person, but he is not a Senator (yet). Perhaps Jordon will run for retiring Sen. Bob Portman’s seat? The point is, there are 7 very capable individuals here that could all do a better job than Mitch. The democrats say they want to work across the isle, yet they are back stabbing hypocrites that have no interest in doing anything but gaining or keeping their power. Besides Mitch, all the other Rino’s need to go such as Romney, Murkowski, and Collins. The political climate in the country and in both houses of congress has never been more toxic. Republicans need to grow a backbone, and have a leader that is going to take the democrats to task on every single issue. Mitch is not that guy.

  5. John Kennedy is my choice.Get rid of ALL other swam creatures who cannot make up their mind in supporting Donald Trump!

  6. That old Connell is the one guy holding the Republican party down. His outed will open up the party for more independent and some more democrats to switch to the Republican party. It is now understood by many Americans that the Party of Lincoln is the right party for America.

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