Should Mitch McConnell Resign As Senate Majority Leader? This GOP Official Says...

Should Mitch McConnell Resign As Senate Majority Leader? This GOP Official Says Yes

In the wake of John Boehner’s resignation as Speaker of the House, a top official at the Republican National Committee says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky should be the next major politician to resign.

According to an article in the Washington Times, Roger Villere, Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party and a co-chair of the RNC, says McConnell should give up his spot as the U.S. Senate’s most powerful leader.

“With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting.

Mr. Villere isn’t just any Republican. He’s the longest-serving state GOPchairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOP’s national governing body. He also serves on the RNC’s executive committee that makes decisions alongside Chairman Reince Priebus.

Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party,”Mr. Villere said in an interview with The Washington Times. “I’m out in the field all the time and we have all our elections this year for state offices, and it’s hurting us tremendously with our elections.”

Why does Villere think McConnell should go?

“Not trying to repeal Obamacare, not defunding Planned Parenthood, not trying to stop illegal immigration,” he said to the Washington Times. “That is what Republicans ran on and once they were elected they did not follow up with their promises.”

Louisiana GOP Chair Roger Villere
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36 COMMENTS

  1. Villiere is right, Mitch must go, I am a Republican that left the party to become an Independent just because of the things mentioned by Villere!

    • Jake, same here. I left the Republican party a decade ago and became an independent conservative. I have never looked back, and have not voted for a single incumbent, Republican or otherwise, since the day I left.

  2. but didn’t you read what Eric Cantor explained as the problem. Those are lies. conservatives are lying to public b/c those things can’t be done unless you hold both Congress and Executive branch. The conservatives dont understand how things work so its wrong to think those candidates who made promises could actually keep their promises. (please read sarcasm) Back to basics: read your Constitution Cantor, McConnell. business as usual or SOP or the way its done, doesnt cut it. You’re only worried about your “career” and retirement benefits and future lobbying/think tank jobs.

    • The Demos got away with anything passed whatever they wanted (Obama care ) without a vote.. by changing the rules GOP needs some guts fight fight be a borderline crook like the Demos

      • I agree they need guts to fight, but we have a bunch of gutles RINO’s.
        They have been telling lies for as long as they have been in office, and get away with it, and that shouldn’t be. When it comes time for
        re-election they make all kind of promises, what they are going to do for the american people, when it don’t happen they blame the other party.
        They talk so sweet sugar won’t melt in thier mouth, when they get back in office, it starts all over again, and again, and again, enough already.
        Term limits no more life time politicans, A K A LIARS.

    • Oh, contraire they understand full well how things work, think that if that is true, WHY aren’t they using the power they already have? And I think there is a reason, obvious, yet unpronounced.

  3. Trey Gowdy would make an excellent Speaker of the U.S. House. I urge all U.S. Congresspeople to vote for Trey Gowdy to be Speaker of the U.S. House. Peter Guild, Quincy, MA.

  4. Time to Replace Mitch the Bitch McConnell, We can no longer have those who do not represent us at the forefront of the fight.

  5. And do it quickly. The base is livid and a few more months of this and they’ll stay home. Why vote Republican if all they do is Democrat lite?

    • Stay home.. instead do a write in. At least you can say you voted and if enough of us do it.. it just could put a kink in who they are driving American’s to vote for. or who they want in office!

      • That would only elect Hillary or Elizabeth Warren if Hillary is indicted. Can’t take that and the budget would be a catastrophe,

  6. I said it should happen the day Boehner quit. It should, but won’t. Evidence: McCarthy already has fix in to be younger clone of Boehner. So, why should McConnell go. Nothing is going to change. More of the same capitchulating with Barry and the UN’s new agenda. It’s all already all in the works and will continue with Mitch and Kevin pretending to NOT to be in on it all. +Jake Perez I left last year. The GOP establishment is just as sorry as the progressive Dems, just not as obvious to most yet. It became very apparent to me once the GOP re-elected Mitch and John. I was appalled, but hadn’t yet realized what is going on, behind the closed doors. I am seeing more evidence of the GOP dising the base
    every day. The reformers (i.e. Tea party and others) are being marginalized at every opportunity. I doubt, we see Trump. Carson, or CF (God forbid) as GOP banner carriers for the GOP either. I dare the GOP to surprise me and other focused citizens. I predict, that if Barry, doesn’t circumvent the 2016 election, we get Bush vs. Clinton, with a Clinton victory. With Mitch at helm in Senate and Kevin in House. And more down the road to crapVille. Not convinced yet Barry doesn’t pull something to upset the whole apple cart.

  7. On CNN McCarthy said just a few minutes ago when asked if have already had enough votes to be next speaker, he smiled and said, “I’m confident.” So, what would motivate Mitch to go, knowing full well things will proceed as before, maybe even accelerate in pretending to oppose Barry, whilst in “bed with.”

  8. Republican majorities in both the House and Senate and the Democrats still control the Congress! Until we get leadership in both houses just as aggressive and vicious as Reid and Pelosi, Obama will continue to run rampant unimpeded.

    • Stop Obama now…Do not let Boehner save Planned Parenthood….Get him out now….He has caused enough problems….Thank God Jeb is losing….

      • I agree, Oblow-hard/ Obama must be stoped.
        Get a real leader in both houses of Congress and send Oblow-hard
        back where he came from.

        • Those two men never should have kept their power after that last election. Both must go now, but not after one last democrat action on their parts…They should leave today…Should never have begun…Traitors, both of them….We the People are the boss…Out with them and many others now.

  9. It’s as if McConnell and Boehner thought we weren’t paying attention to how the Democrat used specific tactics to push through their agenda after the 2006 election. Why is it that the Democrats can use those tactics but the GOP RINOs simply say, “But… but… but… Obama said he’d veto it”? So they all ran on conservative issues and promised we’d have the first real BUDGET this year after Harry Reid refused a BUDGET for the past 7 years and preferred these ridiculous “continuing resolutions” that automatically allow spending increases. Here we are facing yet another “continuing resolution” again. These fools think we’re not capable of remembering their campaign promises and can see that they have not kept a single one of them. It’s as if they are still living in the days of print media and don’t realize that their campaign promises are archived with easy access in this day and time of the internet.

    Yes, they’re losing the party’s base and need to wake up. Their disdain for conservative members and the voters at large, those of us who think promises mean something, is blatant. They have more disdain for us than they do for the Democrats with whom they are supposed to be opposing. They’ve even gone as far as pretending that RNC and Congressional campaign funding was what won them control of Congress, as seen when Boehner and McConnell dishonestly take credit for winning control themselves rather than giving any credit to the actual voters. If money was the ONLY reason for the win, how the heck did Eric Cantor lose to Dave Bratt, an underfunded unknown professor, in the 2014 election? They even tried to take out FL district 13’s Dave Jolly with RNC money even though he was popular in the Tampa area for no other reason than he wouldn’t sign a pledge to support Boehner’s speakership vote if he won the district.

    The complete and utter disregard for the voters and the desire to punish conservative members of Congress for keeping their promises to their electorate is counter to the how a REPRESENTATIVE government is supposed to work. If they aren’t willing to REPRESENT us and keep their campaign promises, then they should no longer hold leadership positions because they are leading our REPRESENTATIVES in doing the opposite of what we elected them to do. There needs to be a total shake-up and I don’t think Kevin McCarthy, endorsed by Boehner, will bring any change in the status quo of the past 5 years.

    • Can’t trust any of them, they are all a bunch of thieves and lie about the promises they have made. Thieves and liars is all they are. Remove and Replace the lot of them, term limits from now till the end of time.

  10. All the liberal Republicans need to be shown the door. They’re all corrupt, self-serving cowards. That certainly includes my liberal Republican senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. Words do not exist which can adequately describe my total and utter contempt for them. And the words that do exist, (which don’t even begin to scratch the surface), can’t be posted here, or in a newspaper.

  11. The man is correct. How people in Kentucky keep electing this fool is beyond belief. He helped kill coal mine jobs and still got elected. Does he count votes like democrats do?

  12. I am a republican and a conservative, I have not rejoined the RNC and refuse to fund them the way things are now, If we get a fighting conservative to be senate majority leader,I will pay my membership dues and come back. They have the power of the purse, they can defund these things , make Obama veto the bills,and shut down the government if he bwants to.

  13. Mitch has to go…He is just as big a problem as Boehner and they are two of a kind of Rinos that are traitors to America…McConnell is too senile to be anything in government…Look at that face….the old codger has lost his mind…..

  14. Yes tell mitch to pound salt, he must go just another worthless RINO.
    All for him never mind what we the people want, ol mitch thinks he knows best.
    Send him home NOW.

  15. NOPE! Between McConnell, Boehner, and Harry Reid, the 3 amigos have just about killed the Grand Old Party and perhaps that’s a good thing! It needs fresh new TEA Party Blood; Reagan would not want to be part of THIS GOP and neither do I.

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