Conservative group wants McConnell to quit
USA TODAY WASHINGTON An influential array of ultra-conservative leaders is calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to resign, calling him a “failure” who “has cost Republicans almost a year of victories.”
“He has demonstrated that he either does not understand the frustration coming from conservatives and the urgency of passing key legislation — or he does not care,” FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon said in a statement Wednesday.
“It’s time for new leadership.”
FreedomWorks, a Washington advocacy group aligned with the tea party, has criticized McConnell’s leadership for years, targeting him and other GOP leaders as insufficiently committed to a hard-right agenda.
Others signing on to Wednesday’s push for McConnell’s ouster include Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, and Ken Cuccinelli II, the former attorney general of Virginia and president of the Senate Conservatives Fund.
A spokesman for McConnell declined to comment.