Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is torching the Republican party after disappointing results from GOP candidates in the midterm election.
First, he piggybacked on a tweet by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), opining Senate Republicans should not hold a scheduled closed-door leadership election next week.
“Exactly right,” Hawley commented in the retweet caption. “I don’t know why Senate GOP would hold a leadership vote for the next Congress before this election is finished. We have a runoff in #GASenate – are they saying that doesn’t matter? Don’t disenfranchise @HerschelWalker.”
Hawley is one of the dissatisfied GOP senators asking for a pause on his party’s Senate leadership contest. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is being blamed for failure to gain Senate seats.
It is unclear why Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is not having those charges lobbed at him. Scott chairs the Senate Republican Senatorial Committee. According to the committee’s website, it is the only national organization solely devoted to strengthening the Republican Senate majority and electing Republicans to the United States Senate.
Scott’s 11-point plan to improve America was released early in the election cycle to the glee of Democrats. They bashed his claim that all Americans, no matter how little they earn, should pay taxes “to have skin in the game.”
Scott has managed to divert blame for underperforming candidates to McConnell who is in danger of being ousted from the party’s leadership position in the Senate.
After the scope of election losses became more apparent, Hawley delivered another scornful Twitter post.
“The old party is dead,” he declared. “Time to bury it. Build something new.”
The Missouri Republican previously delivered other criticism of his party days after Election Day. “You can’t expect independent voters to vote Republican unless you give them an agenda they care about,” he proclaimed.
“Washington Republicanism lost big Tuesday night,” Hawley said in a Thursday tweet. “When your ‘agenda’ is cave to Big Pharma on insulin, cave to Schumer on gun control & Green New Deal (‘infrastructure’), and tease changes to Social Security and Medicare, you lose.”
He then asked what Republicans plan to provide working people. Hawley suggested reinstituting tough China tariffs, returning jobs to America, funding an additional 100,000 new police officers and supporting energy production in the U.S.
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