You might think that after all these years of fighting with the RINOs and their Conservative, Inc. allies to get anything done, those members of the GOP that “represent” more conservative states and locales would have learned that they need to be emulating Stonewall Jackson and standing stock still when fighting against the RINO Establishment to advance the MAGA agenda.
You’d think. But apparently, they’re a bit soft in the head and have trouble grasping the idea that the RINOs and Con, Inc. conmen need to be resolutely fought rather than bowed and scraped to in the hope of being tossed a vote on some issue that’s not important to MAGA like corporate tax cuts.
Such is what we saw when Tennessee Senator Tom Cotton decided to reject the plans of those real conservatives that are fighting to replace McConnell and instead threw his support behind the Kentucky RINO.
Watch him do so here:
“I support Sen. McConnell,” Sen. Tom Cotton tells @margbrennan when asked if McConnell should remain a Republican leader. “I think it's better that we move forward with these elections so we can focus, again, on the Georgia runoff.” pic.twitter.com/bMnBzIHMjm
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 13, 2022
As you can hear in the clip, CBS host Margaret Brennan asked Cotton what he thinks of keeping McConnell in leadership and what he thinks about the idea of some of his more conservative peers to delay the leadership elections until later in the year, asking:
Should leadership elections in the Senate be delayed until December? And should Mitch McConnell remain as a Republican leader in the Senate?
The goal behind that delay is to allow the anti-McConnell faction to ready a candidate to oppose him and potentially the rest of the RINO leadership in the Senate.
But Cotton didn’t go along with it. Instead he sided with McConnell and against MAGA, making his position on the thorn in Trump’s side quite plain:
Well, I don’t see why we would delay the election since all five or six of our leadership elections are uncontested. You know, the great wrestling champion, Ric Flair used to say to be the man, you got to beat the man.
And so far, no one’s had the nerve to step forward and challenge Senator McConnell. So I support Senator McConnell. I support the other slate of candidates for our leadership elections. I think it’s better that we move forward with these elections. So we can focus again on the Georgia runoff
Former President Donald Trump, on the other hand, recently ripped into Sen. Mitch McConnell in a Truth Social post, saying:
It’s Mitch McConnell’s fault. Spending money to defeat great Republican candidates instead of backing Blake Masters and others was a big mistake. Giving 4 Trillion Dollars to the Radical Left for the Green New Deal, not Infrastructure, was an even bigger mistake. He blew the Midterms, and everyone despises him and his otherwise lovely wife, Coco Chow!
As of now, Sen. Cotton is right that no one has found the nerve to openly challenge McConnell. But that’s the goal of the delay: to find someone to do so and boot the RINO out of leadership and replace him with a MAGA-minded senator.
Apparently Cotton, who likes to portray himself as a conservative stalwart, has decided to side with the GOP Establishment rather than the MAGA movement.
Featured image credit: Screengrab from embedded Face the Nation video
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