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McConnell defeats Scott in last-minute
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Posted By: vrb8m, 11/16/2022 1:52:38 PM

Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to elect Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as their leader over National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott (R-Fla.) who announced his desire to replace McConnell at an acrimonious conference meeting Tuesday. A large majority of GOP senators voted to elect McConnell leader after a motion backed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other conservatives to delay the leadership election until after the Dec. 6 Georgia runoff failed.


Sickening. Can't find a list of the 37 who voted for this madness.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: felixcat 11/16/2022 1:59:27 PM (No. 1335045)
A link to who voted: Cotton can stay in Arkansas.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 11/16/2022 2:00:53 PM (No. 1335047)
This traitor needs to be booted out in 2 years. Are you listening Kentucky?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 11/16/2022 2:09:03 PM (No. 1335058)
I wouldn't be surprised if Dominion got this fool, as well as Graham, elected in 2020.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 11/16/2022 2:11:52 PM (No. 1335060)
Like I said in another thread. Nothing has changed.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: leonardo 11/16/2022 2:18:42 PM (No. 1335067)
What a relief … the anti-Trump TURTLE is STILL in CONTROL of the Republican Party!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Gina 11/16/2022 2:19:48 PM (No. 1335069)
"A motion to delay the votes, introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), failed after 16 senators voted for it and 32 voted against it." Cruz tried to delay the vote. Don't know if this was just for show. Don't know which of them can be trusted anymore, if any.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 11/16/2022 2:19:57 PM (No. 1335070)
I’m as surprised as most of you are. (That is; not at all) And on the other side of the aisle, Chuck Schumer just announced that he wants to make all illegal aliens citizens as soon as they cross the border. “We need them to replace white americans who aren’t reproducing enough.”... Of course he and his co-conspirators want all Americans who DO reproduce to abort their babies so that there is room for the invaders. And of course Mitch will agree.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 11/16/2022 2:24:12 PM (No. 1335076)
I am not a Scott fan. Who else could be up for a challenge ?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Gina 11/16/2022 2:24:23 PM (No. 1335077)
Who has time to have children anymore. We have to work long hours because of the ones who refuse to work. Both parents working and no time to raise children.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird 11/16/2022 2:25:55 PM (No. 1335079)
There is no point in voting for new leadership when the Georgis Senate race is out there.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird 11/16/2022 2:28:53 PM (No. 1335086)
Re #7, link to where Schumer is quoted, please...
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 11/16/2022 2:30:53 PM (No. 1335089)
Well color me surprised! We get we deserve.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Gina 11/16/2022 2:50:13 PM (No. 1335104)
You can bet all those elected to posts are establishment. Take note of who was chosen. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota was reelected as minority whip. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming was reelected as conference chair. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia was elected vice conference chair. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa was elected policy chair. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana was elected to replace Scott as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Red Ghost 11/16/2022 2:56:29 PM (No. 1335110)
And they say there are no rigged elections. It is criminal that this creep, cocaine mitch, got re-elected to a leadership position. McConnell doesn't even know what the world leadership means. It's all about him and the wife getting CCP money and power. I'm don with the republicans.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Red Ghost 11/16/2022 2:57:42 PM (No. 1335111)
Sorry for the second post. I'm so mad I can't see straight. The word should be DONE with republicans.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 11/16/2022 3:11:13 PM (No. 1335119)
Looks like Turtle played this well. Screwed his own party by having his PAC pull campaign funding from Trump-supported senate candidates who then lost. Not bad for an 80-something who worships Xi in China.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: judy 11/16/2022 3:17:15 PM (No. 1335123)
Name the 37 fake republicans..
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Venturer 11/16/2022 3:23:34 PM (No. 1335132)
I knew these freaking idiots would return the Turtle. They aren't listening. That and the fact they have no intestinal fortitude is why they will do nothing for the next 2 years.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Buzzman 11/16/2022 3:31:13 PM (No. 1335140)
After 50 years I am no longer a Republican. They are dead to me.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: little guy 11/16/2022 3:35:25 PM (No. 1335142)
As Gomer Pyle would say: "Sur-prize ...sur-prize...sur-prize!". Not. It was a "secret" ballot so unless the individual Senators identify themselves we won't know who gets it and who doesn't. Nothing to see here ... so c'mon ... c'mon ... keep it moving! Our party --- but sadly and more importantly, our country --- is doomed. RIP America.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Nimby 11/16/2022 4:09:36 PM (No. 1335160)
GOP is angling for more failures!!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: curious1 11/16/2022 4:10:21 PM (No. 1335161)
Another reason to repeal the 17th.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Chiritwo 11/16/2022 4:20:14 PM (No. 1335166)
Same old, same old. This is very disheartening for the country.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rinktum 11/16/2022 4:26:19 PM (No. 1335168)
This is disappoint8mg but not surprising. I want to believe there is a path to defeat these horrible creatures who lie to our faces and betray us at every turn. It’s getting harder to hold on to any hope that there can be meaningful change to this corrupt political system. I put nothing past them and pray that President Trump has some of the best security in the world. Mitch McConnell is a traitor to the office he holds and will do whatever benefits himself most. The arrogant old fool actually believes he has won a great victory. He won nothing. Those Senators who voted for him are as corrupt as he is. McConnell has been busy building his little empire and increasing his ill gotten gains by betraying his own party for decades. However, one day and it’s probably going to be sooner than later he is going to face the Righteous Judge of the Universe and all his wheeling, dealing and backstabbing will not count for a thing. Then he will realize just how small and meaningless he is. All his money grubbing and grasping for riches, power and wealth will not save him then. He is an evil old man.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: MDConservative 11/16/2022 5:13:46 PM (No. 1335189)
FTA: Two outside groups affiliated with McConnell, the Senate Leadership Fund and One Nation, spent $363 million on Senate races, according to a person familiar with their fundraising record, significantly more than what Scott raised as head of Senate Republicans’ campaign arm. There’s why Mitch is leader. He pulled millions out of Wisconsin. Ron Johnson nominated him. See how that works? Watch the added payback for the opposition. Remember that nice office view? Convenient parking?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: watashiyo 11/16/2022 5:25:44 PM (No. 1335206)
America is a Christian nation and God's generous blessings are all around us. This 21st century, America and "we the people" have turned and denied God. His wrath will come. There will be despair and a chaos we have never experienced.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: granny5 11/16/2022 7:19:44 PM (No. 1335319)
And the Republicans continue to show themselves as the party of stupid.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: CivilServant 11/17/2022 1:18:32 PM (No. 1336011)
I will only refer to this POS as…….Mr. Elaine Chao. Sedition is a word we need to return to the lexicon.
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