Trump-backed Senate candidate will not support McConnell in a leadership role

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has a long history of letting down Republican voters, and he’s continued that reputation under the Biden administration by seeming far too friendly with the Democrats who currently hold power.

According to the Washington Examiner, that’s one of the reasons why Trump-endorsed Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka, who will run in 2022 to replace Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, says she will not support McConnell as the leader of the Senate Republicans.

Tshibaka noted that McConnell seems all too willing to bail out Biden and his Democratic allies in Congress whey they need it most.

“Mitch McConnell has repeatedly bailed out Joe Biden, giving him gifts of Senate votes, which are the only things keeping the Biden administration on life support,” Tshibaka said.

She pointed to a recent situation that amplified her concerns of McConnell leading the party next year. “As an example, after rescuing Biden with the last debt ceiling increase, McConnell said he would never do it again. But he just did, and he had Lisa Murkowski’s help in doing so.”

The GOP candidate went on to say that politicians like McConnell and Murkowski, who she described as “lukewarm Republicans,” are in reality an example of “the political elites pitted against real Americans.”

She doubled down in her attack against the two long-serving establishment Republicans, claiming they’ve enabled President Joe Biden’s “business busting, common sense canceling, defense decimating, energy annihilating, gun grabbing, illegal immigrant inviting, liberty loathing, parent punishing, socialist supporting” policy agenda.

Murkowski, who is viewed by the former president’s base as the Liz Cheney of the Republican Senate, has lost support since her falling out with Trump, especially after her remarks about the former president after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

As the Examiner noted, Tshibaka, having secured Trump “the Kingmaker’s” backing for the 2022 midterms, stands a solid chance at ousting Murkowski once and for all.