You’re Going to Miss Mitch McConnell When He’s Gone

Source: The Daily Beast
by Matt Lewis

“[O]dds are that if and when Mitch McConnell leaves the U.S. Senate, he won’t be replaced by a MAGA populist like Sens. Josh Hawley or Ted Cruz. Not immediately, at least. Still, just this year, McConnell had to fend off a leadership challenge by Sen. Rick Scott (who was endorsed by Trump). Ask yourself whether Rick Scott would be more like McConnell or more like McCarthy. It’s too early to hit the panic button, but these recent developments serve as a reminder that McConnell won’t be here forever. And even if the person who replaces him wants to do the right thing, that person will not have the political skills, experience, toughness, and savvy that McConnell possesses.” (03/12/23)