GOP Senator Calls for McConnell to Be Replaced As Minority Leader


Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is calling for a change in Senate Republicans’ leadership.

During an appearance on Fox News’ Laura Ingraham’s show Thursday evening, Hawley was asked if he was concerned Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) staying in his leadership position could hurt Republicans’ electoral prospects.

“Yeah, I am concerned. I get asked about it constantly. I understand why people are concerned about it, I’m concerned about it,” he responded.

Hawley added, “Listen, Laura, I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t vote for Mitch McConnell for leader. He is not my choice to be leader. And so, I think we need a change, I’ve said that for months.”

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The exchange comes after McConnell suffered two episodes where he froze up while speaking in as many months.

After the latest incident, Dr. Brian P. Monahan, the attending physician of the Capitol, said in a statement McConnell “is medically clear to continue with his schedule as planned.”

“Occasional lightheadedness is not uncommon in concussion recovery and can also be expected as a result of dehydration,” Monahan added.

McConnell suffered a concussion after he fell in March.

And after examining McConnell, Monahan said he saw “no evidence” of a stroke or seizure.

The Kentucky senator told reporters on Wednesday he plans to finish out his term as the minority leader and his Senate term.

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