Likely not. I don’t think many people see McConnell going anywhere anytime soon. But most thought the same of Boehner. So who knows?
One thing is clear however. Some powerful people within the GOP want the current Senate leader gone. This will factor into McConnell’s maneuvering going forward. He knows that any more $3 billion pork deals like he got for Kentucky a couple of years ago will draw the ire of those he is supposed to be leading. And maybe more than just ire.
We have no opinion on who should lead the Senate, but that Mitch McConnell is feeling somewhat serious heat is an important factor in what will get pushed through the legislative body this fall and beyond.
(From The Washington Times)
With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Mr. Villere isn’t just any Republican. He’s the longest-serving state GOPchairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOP’s national governing body. He also serves on the RNC’s executive committee that makes decisions alongside Chairman Reince Priebus.