According to Breitbart, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is predicting that, if the Republicans take the U.S. Senate later this year, there will be “significant resistance” to current-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) becoming the Senate Majority Leader.
And, what’s more is that Brooks, who is running for an open Alabama U.S. Senate seat, says that he’ll be part of that resistance.
Brooks on McConnell
Brooks’s comments came during a recent interview that he did with Alabama radio’s FM Talk 106.5. There, he expressed reluctance to supporting McConnell for the Senate leadership position.
“There’s going to be significant resistance to Mitch McConnell being the Republican leader of the United States Senate,” Brooks said.
Here, Brooks brought up the recent comment made by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), that he will not “vote for anybody for leader of the Senate as a Republican unless they can prove to me that they can advocate an America first agenda and have a working relationship with President Trump.”
As Graham implied and as Brooks went on to say, McConnell doesn’t have that.
“And, I have seen nothing to suggest that [McConnell] is going to be able to work things out with Donald Trump,” Brooks said. “But we’ll see how it plays out in that regard.”
Brooks, however, did not completely rule out the possibility of McConnell becoming the leader of the Senate again. Brooks said that it all depends on who will be vying for the position.
“There’s a possibility, a possibility — slim, but there’s a possibility Mitch McConnell would be up against [Sens.] Susan Collins [R-ME) or Lisa Murkowski [R-AK) or any of the other open-border, left-winger types,” Brooks said. “You’ve got to take into account who the competition is because it’s a comparison thing.”
“If we can get someone like [Sens.] Rand Paul [R-KY] or Mike Lee [R-UT] or Josh Hawley [R-MO] or Ron Johnson out of Wisconsin or Ted Cruz out of Texas — just go down the list, people who are much more conservative, have much better reputations with the general public, well I’m going to vote for them,” Brooks said.
Here, Brooks highlighted the fact that McConnell, “of all of these people who are prominent in Washington, D.C.,” has “far and away” the worst “unfavorable-favorable ratio” on Real Clear Politics.
“We need someone who has more respect of the American people that we’re trying to persuade of the righteousness of the cause,” Brooks argued.