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On Friday, Republican Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Rick Scott (R-FL) penned a letter expressing their discontentment with the results of the November Midterms. As a consequence, these Senators call for a postponement of the GOP leadership elections — which could involve rethinking Mitch McConnel’s leadership role in the Republican Party.

As Politico reports:

“Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) are circulating a letter pressing colleagues to sign onto a postponement of elections currently scheduled for Wednesday morning. The movement signals growing discontent within the Senate GOP over the increased likelihood the party remains in the minority next year.” Politico writes.

“‘We are all disappointed that a Red Wave failed to materialize, and there are multiple reasons it did not,’” the senators say in the letter, first obtained by POLITICO. “’We need to have serious discussions within our conference as to why and what we can do to improve our chances in 2024.’”

They join a growing number of Republican Senators who have vocalized a desire to put off the eventual leadership vote. As the DC Enquirer reports, Senators Marco Rubio and Josh Hawley have also expressed similar concerns.


“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”

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Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) concurred, replying “Second.”

Likewise, Hawley called for Republicans to reevaluate their leadership in an interview with Real Clear Politics , during which he insinuated he will not vote for Mitch McConnell.

“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.”

This is a developing story, and more Republicans are sure to follow up. The future of the Republican Party, indeed the nation as a whole, depends on it.