Club for Growth president David McIntosh said during a press conference Wednesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) did not clearly define the midterms as an indictment of the Biden regime agenda and the suffering American economy.
A reporter asked McIntosh how McConnell’s future political career may look should the GOP not attain Senate control. He also pointed out that Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has called for a new chamber leader, adding he would not back McConnell for Senate majority leader.
Hawley is not the only prominent conservative voice to make such a claim. Arizona Senate Republican candidate Blake Masters, who is locked in a tight race with Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), has said that McConnell “hates him,” and that he “certainly think[s] we need new leadership.”
The animosity between McConnell and Masters could very well run deep; the senate minority leader infamously cut off ad buys worth nearly $8 million in Arizona, where Masters hopes to oust Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly.
While McIntosh said that McConnell will likely not face a serious risk of being ousted from leadership, he said that the senate minority leader failed to communicate a clear vision to help elect Senate Republicans despite the unprecedented unpopularity of White House occupant Joe Biden.
McIntosh, a former congressman elected in 1994, alleged that Senate Republicans elected in 2018 and 2020 are now getting “restless” after the GOP not holding the majority for years.
“They don’t like serving in the minority. And they don’t see the vision of getting back to the majority. And I think they’ll quietly distance themselves from their support for it,” he explained.
“Mitch failed to make this a referendum on why Republicans were better than the Biden agenda and the Democrats, and he knocked down anybody’s efforts to have a platform to run on.”
Previous posts by Club for Growth that were additionally reposted by McIntosh himself show that he has pushed for a clear plan to rescue the American economy.
“We need economic vision, not Joe Biden’s nonsense,” read a post from April 2022.
— Club for Growth (@club4growth) April 29, 2022