Early Friday morning, Rep. Mo Brooks, who is running for Attorney Jeff Sessions’s Senate seat in Alabama, joined CNN’s Chris Cuomo to blast Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling on him to step down after failing to repeal Obamacare, twice.
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Source: The Hill
“Unquestionably the leadership at the top is responsible. The buck stops there, that’s why you take on that kind of responsibility,” Brooks said. “And if Mitch McConnell cannot get the job done on this, how is he going to get the job done on the rest of President Trump’s agenda over the next three-and-a-half years? This is a killer.”
“It’s not necessarily anything bad about Mitch McConnell himself personally. But he’s got a job to do, and if he can’t do it then, as ‘The Apprentice’ would say, ‘you’re fired,’ get somebody who can.”
To be sure, it’s not the first time Brooks, who’s running for the Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and currently occupied by Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), has called for McConnell to step down from his leadership role.
Brooks then went to his Facebook page to add this entry:
This morning I joined CNN to discuss the Senate’s ObamaCare repeal failure. I urge the Senate to be tough, stay in Washington, and get the job done. The House did it. So should the Senate. If the Senate quits, Mitch McConnell should also quit so that bold, new, conservative leadership can have a crack at getting America’s health care done right.
Think about this: Republicans couldn’t even get moving with the “skinny” version of Obamacare repeal. And who ensured the bill’s failure? Moderates Susan Collins of Maine, Murkowski of Alaska, and John “let’s play nice and wait for the Democrats” McCain of Arizona. Add those three on your replacement list for campaign work.
McCain led the pack, defeating anything that does not get “a majority” of the Democrats working along with them.
McConnell now says “we are moving on.” To what? There was no greater election cry than “repeal Obamacare!”
Here’s my message to Senate Republicans: Don’t you dare “move on” to reinstate your vacation plans for August. You all better stay there night and day until you produce something worthy for the American public. Or you can “move on” to your secretary’s desk and pen that letter of resignation for President Trump.
Senate Republicans, you have proven that you can’t get anything done. You have no leadership. You have no skills in statesmanship, other than making fine speeches, which moved no one. You now have no constituents crazy enough to re-elect you. We’ll make sure of that. Take the “R” off of your doors and replace it with “U” for “useless.”
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