GOP Senators Call for Leadership Elections to Be Postponed Until After All Elections Are Finalized – But GOP Senate Leaders Push Forward
Senators Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, and Rick Scott are circulating a letter among GOP senators to delay elections until all of the votes are counted and the Republicans know if they will hold a majority.
There are four races yet to be called: Blake Masters in Arizona, Herschel Walker in Georgia, Adam Laxalt in Nevada, and the Alaska senate race between Lisa Murkowski and Republican Kelly Tshibaka.
But GOP leaders are pushing forward with the vote for some reason.
It will be interesting to see if Mitch McConnell is elected leader of the caucus again. The minority leader did all he could to damage pro-Trump candidates and withhold funding for their campaigns.
If GOP Senators elect Mitch McConnell it will be another slap in the face to Republican and pro-Trump voters.
“Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) are circulating a letter pressing colleagues to sign onto a postponement of elections currently scheduled for Wednesday morning.” https://t.co/0YZu7egcTN
— Joe Sonka (@joesonka) November 11, 2022
The Post Millennial reported:
A number of Senate Republicans are calling for the leadership elections to be delayed after a lackluster midterm election.
Senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah, and Rick Scott of Florida have circulated a letter calling on their colleagues to sign onto a postponement of the elections, which are slated for Wednesday.
“We are all disappointed that a Red Wave failed to materialize, and there are multiple reasons it did not,” the letter states, according to Politico. “We need to have serious discussions within our conference as to why and what we can do to improve our chances in 2024.”
“Holding leadership elections without hearing from the candidates as to how they will perform their leadership duties and before we know whether we will be in the majority or even who all our members are violating the most basic principles of a democratic process,” the letter reads. “It is certainly not the way leadership elections should be conducted in the world’s greatest deliberative body.”