McConnell to Run For Another Term as Top Senate Republican

Hands up. Don't shoot! Mitch McConnell surrenders to Chuck Schumer. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Mitch McConnell has officially announced his plans to run for another term as Senate Republican Leader.

The Hill reports:

“I’m going to be running again for leader later this year,” he told reporters Tuesday when asked how long he plans to hold onto his job.

McConnell has come under withering criticism from former President Trump over the past year after blaming Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

McConnell has also been the target of Trump’s wrath after voting for a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and a proposal to allow Democrats to raise the debt-ceiling by themselves with a simple-majority vote.

But McConnell, who will turn 80 in February, on Tuesday made clear that he doesn’t plan to step down from the Senate Republican leader’s job anytime soon, despite Trump’s pressure.

However, some Republicans have noted their disdain for the Kentucky Republican due to his strained relationship with the former president. Even some Republican contenders, such as Kelly Tshibaka who is running to unseat Sen. Lisa Murkowski, have said if she makes it to the Senate she will not support McConnell’s bid to become the upper chamber’s GOP leader.

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Joey Baloney
Joey Baloney
5 months ago

that’s all we need. he is weak and ineffective. Time for him to be replaced.

madmemere
madmemere
5 months ago
Reply to  Joey Baloney

Truth be known, he is COMPROMISED – -he is married to Elaine Chou (former secy. of transportation); her entire family is “wealthy, Chinese communist” party members and gitchy mitchy kowtows to them. So it is time to RETIRE HIM, permanently.

Don
Don
5 months ago
Reply to  madmemere

They own a shipping company with huge ties with the ccp

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  Don

Is that why Trump appointed her to be Secretary of Transportation.
He wanted to get low rates on shipping that Chinese crap he uses in his overpriced hotels?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  madmemere

Why did Trump appoint her to be Secretary of Transportation?
Was he unaware that she was a former citizen of China and member of the Communist Party?
Is Trump an incompetent fool?
A Sleepy Old Don?

George Myers
George Myers
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Let’s look at Creepy, Sleepy, Feckless Joe’s nominees.

Bob
Bob
5 months ago
Reply to  George Myers

Amen to that1

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  George Myers

Are you uncomfortable looking at Trump’s?
Did Joe appoint any Communist Chinese shipping company family members to be Secretary of Transportation.
A God Damn Disgusting Immigrant.
She doesn’t even speak Spanglish.
Compared to Joe, Don looks good?
You are such a weakling.

John H. Briggs, Sr.
John H. Briggs, Sr.
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

That has been the one failure mark on DJT. I was his top volunteer in PA; I’d vote for him over everyone! But he needs to rely on valued sources to select his friends, etc. He should confide with Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows, Lou Gohmert, Ted Cruz, Lou Dobbs, and me
(lol) for excellent advice. Too many bad choices…Sessions, Barr…

SDOFAZ
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Learning curve but then you know that troll.

Martha J. Omley
Martha J. Omley
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

No but evidently you are!!!

Kenn Talbot
Kenn Talbot
5 months ago
Reply to  Joey Baloney

Finding a replacement should be easy, of the 50 Republican Senators he is near the bottom of my list, maybe nosing out Susan Collins for last. Side issue. Does anybody know how the Democrats get to have the Majority Leader with only 48 Democrat Senators? The 2 Independents may vote with them most of the time, but they were elected as Independent. I am pretty sure that a few years back there was a Democrat on the ticket in Vermont and Sanders beat him as well as the Republican. The make up is 50-48-2 and 48 is not a majority.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  Kenn Talbot

Your list is meaningless.

SDOFAZ
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

So canned, more BS. You are meaningless!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

Deep

SDOFAZ
5 months ago
Reply to  Joey Baloney

Same for McCarthy in the house if he is more like Drunkard and Rat, the last two in the speaker position that posed as republicans and conservatives!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

Why are there so many bad Republicans?
Is Trump one of the few good one’s?
Is that because he was a Democrat long before switched parties to improve his chances of being elected President.
Elected by the Electoral College, but not by we the people.

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
5 months ago

Mush mouth mcconnell will be VOTED OUT!!! He’s a back stabber, a LIAR and important to the bid en REGIME!!! He’s a weak individual, time to retire!!! It’s time, it’s PAST time to make AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!

Rose
5 months ago

And it ain’t not going to be that way if Garble Mouth is Re-Elected.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago

America was great in 2016

kappelvo
kappelvo
5 months ago

You are so right Sir. He is an impudent decrepit who thinks that he deserves the office for lifetime.

J. R. Justice
J. R. Justice
5 months ago

Mitch has had his chance and has pretty much screwed himself, now it’s time for him to go and let somebody that actually has a pair get something done. It has become more and more apparent that McConnell doesn’t have what it takes to get OUR agenda achieved. He is 80 years old and REALLY needs to RETIRE, he has NO IDEA how the other half lives, just another rich politician sponging off of the people, and not giving us ANYTHING in return !!!

Frank Gray
Frank Gray
5 months ago
Reply to  J. R. Justice

He is a swamp creature!!!

Common Sense
Common Sense
5 months ago
Reply to  J. R. Justice

I’d like to see Cruz head the Senate and Jim Jordan as House Speaker. Kevin McCarthy and McConnell would be disasters!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  Common Sense

How about one party government just like China, Russia and North Korea?

Bob
Bob
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

What are you smoking?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  Bob

The weed that’s Republicans are getting rich from….
In 2020 did you want the Trump Party to take the White House, the Senate and the House.
Total Trump Control
Trump, Xi, Putin, Un.
The Totalitarians that make the world free.
Now take a hit of reality.

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

How about YOU GFY???

SDOFAZ
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

STFU troll! You are not even a legal citizen because if you are we need to find you and send you to where you will fit in better. China, Russia, North Korea would be your better place no doubt!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

All eight of Great Grandparents were born in Ohio.
How many of yours were born in Mexico?

kappelvo
kappelvo
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

That’s not a reason for you to be such a leftist-communist .

Old King Cole
Old King Cole
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Yep – That’s what the Dems are trying to do right now. Their desire to pack the Supreme Court, add two more states, eliminate the filibuster, leave the southern border essentially open, and change the voting laws would almost guarantee that we would effectively end up with a left-wing controlled one-party government.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  J. R. Justice

Mitch is going to be around for a long time.
He won his last election by a landslide.
Trump never has

Trump is a loser.

SDOFAZ
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Yup, if you rely on the false election which you do. You need to relocate to the other places in China, Russia, N. Korea!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

Mitch, like Joe cheated in 2020?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

When will we see the proof of the false election?
Trump had three months to arrest the voter fraud crimminals.
How many did he get?
How many voted for Trump?
Trump wants America to be a one party country.
Not the Republicans, Democrats or Rinos.
Just the Trump Party.
A personality cult like Xi, Putin and Fat Boy have.
They are so manly.
No one dares to talk about their tiny fingers and toadstools.

SMITH
5 months ago

McConnell has been in congress to long he is to wishy-washy>:
HE IS NOT ALWAYS GOP>SOMETIMES RHINO>NEVER KNOW WHAT HE IS GOING TO>;

Leif Knudsen
Leif Knudsen
5 months ago
Reply to  SMITH

Agree (but it’s Republican In Name Only, no H)

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  Leif Knudsen

How many Republicans are there?
How many RINOs are there?
Which group is growing?
Was J6 a turning point?

SDOFAZ
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You are sick. Get a move on because you are gonna be so unhappy with the close of 2022 and then 2024. I think we ought to fund your move to one of the countries you love as in Russia, China, N.Korea!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

How happy were you with the close of 2020?
How will things change.
Trump could not win as the incumbent.
No one has ever won a Presidential election after losing as the incumbent.
Joe beat a sitting President.
Trump ran for an open seat.
In 2024 Joe will be the incumbent.
Republicans trend toward single terms.
Republicans trend toward impeachment

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

How happy were you with the close of 2020?
How will things change.
Trump could not win as the incumbent.
No one has ever won a Presidential election after losing as the incumbent.
Joe beat a sitting President.
Trump ran for an open seat.
In 2024 Joe will be the incumbent.
Republicans trend toward single terms.
Republicans trend toward impeachment…..

James Schopp
James Schopp
5 months ago
Reply to  SMITH

I like the H in Rhino as it surely must stand for HYPOCRITE. Maybe somehow it’s a Hippo and not a Rhino.

Krell51
Krell51
5 months ago

I’m sure he got enough money from Dominion to run again.

Sam
Sam
5 months ago

Useless ball less candy ass sissy was kicked out of the military because he is a cock sucker!!

Dudley Gray
Dudley Gray
5 months ago

I think everyone is being too hard on him. He knows the rules inside out and is a brilliant tactician. Sometimes it takes a long time for his strategy to play out .But he will protect the institution of the U.S. Senate to his dying breath. Coseratives need to chill and think deeply

Patric
5 months ago

Then he needs to change his ways of leading in DC cause what he’s been doing ain’t working! He’s been taking a plastic knife to an axe fight and millions of Americans are fed up with all the rinos who live up to that title every time they shaft America and support Dems anti-citizen policies!

Martha J. Omley
Martha J. Omley
5 months ago
Reply to  Patric

Amen!

m kleier
m kleier
5 months ago

He’s in League with the Chinese Communist party. His father-in-law has a shipping empire

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  m kleier

That is why Trump appointed his wife to be Secretary of Transportation.
He wanted cheap shipping rates for his daughter’s fashion line.

Rose
5 months ago

UH – OH ! The Republicans are in Deep Donkey Poo if McConnell runs for Re-Election. We The People already knows how Big Demo Demon McConnell is and he backs them half the time.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  Rose

McConnell won his last election by a landslide.
Trump did not.
Trump appointed McConnell’s wife to be Secretary of Transportation.
Trump picks real winners.

Martha J. Omley
Martha J. Omley
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Bet he doesn’t win this one.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago

Maybe.
But he will still be in the Senate until 2027.
He knows a lot more about how politics work than Trump.
Trump is an amateur.
It shows.
He got beat by Sleepy Old Joe.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago

He isn’t up for election until 2026.

Bob
Bob
5 months ago

True Republicans: Dump the Chump as he don’t like Trump!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Dump Trump

Shari Bradstream
5 months ago

McConnell has failed to back justice, truth, and freedom. He is a deep-state elite tally-wagging his way down the fenceline and takes the easy way out. He has too much power and his wife is connected to the leadership in the CCP. Time to let go Mitch, retire gracefully before the true patriot leaders step over you and take your seat.

Londa
Londa
5 months ago

McConnell is another politician that sold his soul to Satan and China! He couldn’t care less about “we the people”.

Philip Byler
Philip Byler
5 months ago

No to McConnell. It is time for him to be replaced. He might as well be a Democrat now.

Charlie Jones
Charlie Jones
5 months ago

Good, if he is up for re election…VOTE HIM OUT

Frank Gray
Frank Gray
5 months ago

He should drop the F dead

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

Guess again, turtle

vinnie
vinnie
5 months ago

He has done enough damage! Time for some “New Blood ‘to really lead!

jkidd
jkidd
5 months ago

He needs to go. Get rid of this fossil who is creating total havoc

PATTY
5 months ago

HE IS OF “NO” HELP TO THE REPUBLICANS!!!!!!!…..HE IS A RINO!!!!!….AND THATS WHAT WE NEED TO GET RID OF ALONG WITH ANOTHER PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!

Stephen
Stephen
5 months ago

Are you kidding me go away you Rhino scumbag

Casey
Casey
5 months ago

The turtle needs to go. His ineffective leadership has played a large role in the Democrat Party’s gain in power.

Turbo
Turbo
5 months ago

DON’T GIVE TO WINRED THEY GIVE IT TO HIM
Give directly to the candidate themselves

DeDeFlyover
DeDeFlyover
5 months ago

He needs to go. I don’t care how much money he brings in to his state (KY), he is costing them and us our freedom. He HAS to go. The RNC needs to be cut off of major funding and it should be redirected to actual conservatives that haven’t been feeding at the trough for decades and selling us out to the Chinese (read up on his wife and the McConnell/Chao investments).

Turbo
Turbo
5 months ago

Hell NO
Mitch MUST GO

Leif Knudsen
Leif Knudsen
5 months ago

Oh dear oh dear. Four more years of this boiled spaghetti backbone. Will the RINO parade never end!

pat
pat
5 months ago

he can’t retire he has to protect the crap him and his wife have been doing for decades along with others to save themselves.

Noe Rodriguez
5 months ago

Get retired or face your loss. This old gizzard does not have what it takes.

Holly Gonzalez
Holly Gonzalez
5 months ago

He is nothing but a flipper …he is all about his own agenda. A traitor

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  Holly Gonzalez

When did Trump flip from Democrat to Republican?
Is Trump a traitor?

Martha J. Omley
Martha J. Omley
5 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

The Democrat Party has changed and President Trump was smart to get out. I changed parties after Carter,

Bar
Bar
5 months ago

No he doesn’t need to run he’s done his damage and we’ve had enough, it’s time for need blood!

Larry
Larry
5 months ago

He can run but this guy has to go he is to compromised to run the senate we would not be in this filibuster problem this guy sucks he gave them the keys when allowed the to pass that huge boondoggle spending package

typicalwhiteguy
typicalwhiteguy
5 months ago

We don’t need Cocaine Mitch in any leadership position. He’s a RINO and a sellout.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago

I thought that Don Jr. snorted up all the Coke.

Spurn
Spurn
5 months ago

McConnell is a feckless leader. Please don’t support him Senators. We are watching all of you spineless wonders.

Susannah Fedders
Susannah Fedders
5 months ago

#HEY MITCH GUESS WHAT KENTUCKIANS ARE THROUGH WITH YOU OVER OUR DEAD BODIES “YOUR DONE” 🤮🤮

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago

Is that why Mitch got more votes in Kentucky than Trump did in 2020?

Anne
Anne
5 months ago

It is amazing to see how these phony rats from Washington who have still the nerves to lie to us Americans can get up in the morning and look at himself in the mirror without feeling rotten.
Amazing? Or Just disgusting.

Anne
Anne
5 months ago
Reply to  Anne

Sorry! English is my second language so I meant “Look at themselves”.
Thank you for your understanding.
America First!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  Anne

Are you one of those God Damn lazy immigrants who is just too God Damn lazy learn the official language of the Greatest Nation On Earth?
Go Back To Where you came from.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  Anne

Not all Americans are males.
Trump is disgusting.

Ellen
5 months ago

Oh Mitch…..your Big wide Blue stripe is peeking out from that suit ! You are NOT Republican, you are a “ fence sitter” ! RINO !

Robert J Sivori
5 months ago

Nothing Changes! Elect me, we’ll solve the issues affecting the US Citizens…one day after the election…what “citizen”?…6 years later: Re-Elect me, we’ll solve the issues affecting the US Citizens…and “Dumbo US” we do…one day after the election, what citizen??
Get the picture?…Washington, DC is an entity of its own…solution: Close up the Capitol; make it a shrine to stupidity; send all the Senators and Congressmen, women, wokes, ne’er-do- wells back to their States and have them meet by zoom with a public site for State citizens to watch…everything in the open, whatever they pass includes “them”,
No salary…we fund a 401K;we pay for their housing, kids education until 12the grade, cover health insurance…retirement 401K…they go back to work in the Private Sector…NO Career Politicians. Political staffers 1 term max Senate, 3 terms max for Congressmen, women…get rid of Political Parties…everyone is Independent. Judges have no Political affiliation…no life appointments…mandatory retire age 65.
Government workers should have max 10 years on the job, then out into the Private Sector, no exceptions, 401K self funded.
McConnell is overdue by at least 2 decades.

James Wood
James Wood
5 months ago

Guess the people of KY need to make a decision – to vote for him again is to turn your back on the country as a whole – he’s a traitor to every citizen of this country -his actions speak volumes – the things he does, says, make it easy to see his evil workings and God brings it to light – Mitch is a CCP supporter his wife and entire family has quite close ties – The people of KY need to make this decision – they have the power to save their state and this country

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  James Wood

Kentucky made it’s decision in 2020.
Trump endorsed McConnell.

Robert Olin
Robert Olin
5 months ago

Compromised NWO RINO.

TheMadMan
TheMadMan
5 months ago

Kick McConnell in the nuts and tell him to go away because he was a traitor to President Trump and a backstabber.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  TheMadMan

Is that Trump appointed his wife to be Secretary of Transportation?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  TheMadMan

The traitor is Trump.
J6.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago

The party leader gets to decide who will lead his party in the Senate.

George Myers
George Myers
5 months ago

Time to stop “Singing Along With Mitch”.

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
5 months ago

Put idiot mcconnell in the BACK of the room and get a GOOD leader in that position!

Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
5 months ago

Have there been any knowledge of his connection to the CCP? I know only that his wife is Chineese-American. I do know how he knuckled to the dims, so have lost all respect for him

William
William
5 months ago

,VOTE REPUBLICAN, REPUBLICANS TAKE THE HOUSE AND SENATE IN 2023. IMEDIATELY RESTART BUILDING THE WALL, RESTART THE KEYSTONE PIPE LINE.
IMEDIATLY IMPEACH JOE BIDEN, KAMALA HARRIS , PELOSI, SCHUMER, SCHIFF, AND NAGLER. GET RID OF FAUCI, BLINKIN, MILLY, AND OTHER USELESS PERSONS.
SEND THE NATIONAL GUARD TO CLEAN UP CRIME IN DISFUNCIONAL CITIES. IE. NYC, CHICAGO, ETC.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  William

2020 all over again.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
5 months ago
Reply to  William

The people in NYC and Chicago do not think their cities are dysfunctional.
They continue to grow in population.
The only people who want the National Guard in the cities are poor white trash.
The National Guard – friends and neighbors shooting at friends neighbors – what fun.
The National Guard is so proud of what they did to those kids at Kent State.
Those kids stuck flowers in barrels of our patroits guns.
The National Guard must be remembered for their brave action to end the Vietnam War (more precisely the American War in Vietnam). They did it without a single casualty on the American side, at Kent State.

Sammy Knows Americans
Sammy Knows Americans
5 months ago

Why do republican bureaucrats always seem to cave to democrats on so many political issues???
Obviously all of this giving in to the ‘rat agenda has produced the kind of dysfunctional country we now live in,

BIGC
BIGC
5 months ago

We can no longer afford to have this man in the Senate. We need to put in whoever President Trump endorses. McConnell, is part of the “SWAMP “!

Raymond
Raymond
5 months ago

Primary him into oblivion!!

NightWisp
NightWisp
5 months ago

Don’t. We have had enough of your wishy washy leadership. If you call it leadership.

John H. Briggs, Sr.
John H. Briggs, Sr.
5 months ago

Define McConnell? Sur! “Loser!” Who is the primary challenger? We should see the list from DJT as to whom he wants to win the primaries and to whom DJT wants to win in November! We could channel our thoughts and comments in favor of these people as well as our money. NO DEMS! NO RINOS! Bye-bye, Mitchie-poo and bye-bye to your sweetheart, Kevin McCarthy and their “Cheney Staffs.”

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