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McConnell touts, “If anybody wants to challenge me, have at it!”

Published in Blog on August 04, 2022 by COS Staff Writer

He’s been in the U.S. Senate for 37 years. He’s been the Senate Republican leader for 15 years. And he has no plan of stopping the long-haul control of GOP politics in Washington.

At 80-years-old, Senator Mitch McConnell is so confident in his position that he jokingly encouraged anyone to try challenging his reelection bid for leader of the Senate Republicans on Wednesday.

Fox News host Brett Baier asked McConnell about the GOP Senate candidates across the country that are not openly expressing support for McConnell's extensive career on Capitol Hill:

“Some of those candidates have refused to say on the trail that they back you as leader. Is that the new face of a Trumpified Republican Party and are you the guy to lead that in the Senate?” 

“Look at it this way. I’ve been elected eight times without opposition, I don’t own this job. There’s always an election every two years for leader. If anybody wants to challenge me, have at it,” McConnell said.

But within the halls of the Senate, it's not so easy to just challenge the 'big dog.'

Primary winners who have a high chance of being elected into the U.S. Senate this November include Eric Schmitt of Missouri, Blake Masters of Arizona and JD Vance of Ohio, all of whom have steered away from giving support to McConnell. 

Term limits have become the only way to put a check on Washington, as many problems in the federal government stem from career politicians who control the agenda with corrupt political tactics from behind the scenes.

McConnell is the longest-serving Senate Republican leader in the history of the United States and he is not for term limits, unsurprisingly. As he once said, "We have term limits. They're called elections." But the question remains: do elections really serve as a way to address the core problems within federal government, and if so, fairly? 

Washington was never meant to be a long-term home and it was surely never meant to make millionaires. It was a place created to serve the nation and local community for a period of time, and to then head home.

Undoubtedly, establishment politicians will never put term limits on themselves, which is why the Convention of States Project is stepping up to do what’s right for the future of our country. Self-reliant, independent Americans are tired of being told what to do by federal bureaucrats that lose sight of their constituents’ morals and values. 

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