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What We Need In the Next Senate Leader 

By March 4, 2024No Comments

Last month, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell blessed us all with an unexpected announcement: he will be leaving his post as Senate Minority Leader, effective the end of the year.

McConnell, 82, has led the Republican conference since 2007 and has been in the Senate for nearly 40 years.

With the exception of his stalwart defense of constitutional conservatives in the Supreme Court, his tenure has been marred by a neoconservative political persuasion that is fundamentally America-last.

McConnell, if you recall, was never a vocal proponent of building a wall during President Trump’s first term. He has been, however, a vociferous supporter of unfettered and unquestioned support to Ukraine, an illiberal corrupt country that is, in fact, not in America.

The New York Young Republican Club is overjoyed by Mitch’s long-overdue retirement from the Senate body.

What, though, is needed from the next Senate Republican Conference leader?

What is abundantly clear is that this is Trump’s party now. We cannot move backward. We need someone who understands the current priorities of this GOP: a strong border, an economic nationalist agenda, a solidly textualist Supreme Court, and a realist foreign policy that ALWAYS puts America first.

More of the same – like Texas Senator John Cornyn, for example – won’t do.

The GOP has a prime opportunity to clean house and realign the conference in a meaningful way. This will require a fundamentally Trumpian leader.

We pray that they make the right decision.