Rubio Questions the Lack of Leadership Change in the Senate

Rubio Questions the Lack of Leadership Change in the Senate

Republicans within the party are unhappy with the midterm results.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
December 7, 2022

Since the disappointing election returns for Republicans in November, there have been intraparty debates between the established leaders and those who are looking for a more conservative approach. For example, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) have been calling for change within the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is questioning the lack of Republican Party leadership in the upper chamber.

“We have a historically unpopular Dem President, record inflation, a violent crime wave & total chaos at the border & not only did we fail to win a majority, we lost a seat. And the Senate GOP response is going to be to make no changes?” tweeted Sen. Rubio.

In mid-November, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) gave longtime Republican Senatorial leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) a challenge for his title as the minority leader. McConnell was able to fend off the challenge.

When Scott announced his attempt to challenge the Kentucky Senator, he stated that “The status quo is broken and big change is needed," and that "it’s time for new leadership in the Senate that unites Republicans to advance a bold conservative agenda. That’s why I’m running to be the Senate Republican Leader."

There are differing opinions concerning the results of the November midterms. Was it a total Republican failure? Was it their inability to escape former President Trump’s (R) shadow? Was it an ineffective direction of spending? The jury is still out.

However, the unhappiness within the GOP in both chambers is certainly real and relevant. Although they took back the House, there wasn’t a massive red wave. And not to mention, there was actually a loss in the Senate with Herschel Walker failing to flip the seat in Georgia.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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