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Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) took to Twitter this Friday and called for Republicans to delay their leadership vote after the GOP’s perplexing midterm showing on Tuesday.

“The Senate GOP leadership vote next week should be postponed” Rubio writes, “First we need to make sure that those who want to lead us are genuinely committed to fighting for the priorities & values of the working Americans (of every background) who gave us big wins in states like #Florida”

This comes after Rubio tweeted that it is time for a new Republican movement, one that will win nationwide.


“An outdated GOP can win some elections in some places But a new GOP, guided by common sense wisdom & that fights for working class values can win the support of Americans of every background & in every part of the country,” Rubio said.

In a similarly manner, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) attacked Republican leadership Friday in an interview with Real Clear Politics:

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“Mostly, Hawley blames McConnell. He told RCP that he will not vote for him as Republican Senate Leader, regardless of which party controls the Senate. ‘I’m not going to support the current leadership in the party,’ he said, citing ‘key decisions’ that were made over the last two years.”

The decisions Hawley lists are manifold:

“I did not agree with the decision to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens in the form of the big gun control bill… I did not agree with spending billions and billions of dollars of taxpayer money on climate initiatives that was billed as infrastructure. I thought that was a mistake…” Hawley argues.

“I did not agree with failing to have any kind of an agenda to run on in these midterms. I did not agree with the decision to bad-mouth our candidates in the middle of the campaign, I did not agree with the decision to leave Blake Masters for dead in Arizona,” he concluded.

While we don’t know how many Republicans are convinced of the Hawley and Rubio’s assessment, one thing is clear — the Party of Lincoln is going to make some big changes in the years ahead.