Mitch McConnell is one of the worst Republican leaders in Washington, D.C.
When he isn’t busy attacking his own party members, he’s losing major fights with the Left.
And now, McConnell is about to cost conservatives everything by throwing away control of the Senate.
With the fall campaign season in full-swing, major election forecasters are predicting that Democrats are currently favored to win control of the US Senate in November.
And Mitch McConnell is a major reason why Republicans have suddenly found themselves on the back foot.
With 538 currently giving Democrats over 2-1 odds of finally clenching enough seats in the chamber to remove one of the last barriers to enacting Biden’s full agenda, conservatives across the country are wondering what Republicans are doing to try and regain control of the Senate to block Biden.
But while Republicans are scrambling to try and win back Congress, Mitch McConnell is working to sabotage some of the party’s candidates running in critical tossup states across the country.
Newsmax reports, “McConnell in late-August said the GOP had a ‘50-50’ chance of taking control of the Senate in the November midterm elections. His comment came a week after the leader suggested that Republicans could stand a better chance of gaining a majority in the House than in the Senate, citing candidate quality as a reason for tempered expectations.
“[Florida Senator Rick] Scott on Thursday wrote an opinion column published in the Washington Examiner in which he told Republicans who are criticizing the party’s candidates this year to ‘pipe down,’ and accused ‘Washington’s chattering class’ of loathing GOP voters.”
With allies like McConnell, it’s no wonder that Republicans are struggling.
And while Rick Scott has his own record of poor votes, including his prior support for massive gun control, he is right in one regard in that McConnell working to undermine the Republican Party’s own candidates represents just the latest example of how GOP elites despise their own base of voters.
McConnell has slammed Republican candidates in states like Ohio and Arizona, while calling other candidates in critical tossup states “weak.”
What’s more, he’s even directed that party money not be spent in Arizona, which could end up being the top state in the country to decide control of the Senate in November.
McConnell’s reasoning is because some of these candidates have refused to signal their support for his own re-election as party leader, they shouldn’t receive any party money.
But the problem is, McConnell cannot retake control of the US Senate without states like Arizona or Ohio.
As a result, McConnell appears to be throwing the election by refusing to support the party’s candidates for the sake of his own political career.
And if Democrats retain control over the Senate in November, they will have the votes to almost certainly pass radical measures like abolishing the filibuster and finally passing the Green New Deal, gun confiscation, and even Supreme Court-packing schemes.
All of these would require at least 50 Republican seats to block, but McConnell hasn’t done enough to stop Biden and Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer just yet.