Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was hit with bad news this week as he is facing a heavy vote of no confidence from conservative groups around the country.
Western Journalism reported that leaders from numerous conservative groups teamed up on Wednesday to demand that McConnell step down from his position, citing a list of broken promises he made to Republican voters. They would like members of his leadership team to join him in stepping down as well.
“You and the rest of your leadership team were given the majority because you pledged to stop the steady flow of illegal immigration,” states their letter to McConnell. “You have done nothing. You pledged to reduce the size of this oppressive federal government. You have done nothing. You pledged to reduce, and ultimately eliminate the out-of-control deficit spending that is bankrupting America. You have done nothing. You promised to repeal Obamacare, ‘root and branch.’ You have done nothing. You promised tax reform. You have done nothing.”
The fed up conservative leaders held a press conference in Washington, D.C. to address their concerns and desire to see the leadership team dissolved.
“We call on all five members of the GOP Senate leadership to step down, or for their caucus to remove them as soon as possible,” Ken Cuccinelli, the president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said at the conference.
Founded in 2008 by former Senator Jim DeMint, the Senate Conservatives Fund has worked for years to elect more conservative GOP candidates to the upper chamber in Congress. They have lost patience with the more moderate wing of conservative leadership, which is why they would like McConnell to step down.
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