The heads of multiple influential conservative groups openly called for Mitch McConnell to step down as Senate Majority Leader on Wednesday, citing months of failed leadership and a seeming inability to pass President Trump’s legislative agenda, reports Fox News.
“We call on all five members of the GOP Senate leadership to step down, or for their caucus to remove them as soon as possible,” said Ken Cuccinelli, the former Attorney General of Virginia who runs the Senate Conservatives Fund.
The organizations calling for new leadership include FreedomWorks, the Tea Party Patriots, and other groups hostile to establishment Republicans who are either unwilling or unable to advance President Trump’s promises to the American people; particularly regarding healthcare and immigration.
“If this was a football team, and you’d lost this many times, you’d start seriously considering firing the coaches,” said a prominent leader of ‘For America.’
The scathing letter was sent directly to McConnell’s office, scolding the Majority Leader as “having done nothing” during his tenure.
“You and the rest of your leadership team were given the majority because you pledged to stop the steady flow of illegal immigration,” the letter states.
“You have done nothing. You pledged to reduce the size of this oppressive federal government. You have done nothing.
You pledged to reduce, and ultimately eliminate the out-of-control deficit spending that is bankrupting America. You have done nothing. You promised to repeal Obamacare, ‘root and branch.’ You have done nothing. You promised tax reform. You have done nothing.”
McConnell was first elected to the Senate in Kentucky in 1984. Rising through the Republican leadership, McConnell became Senate majority leader after Republicans won control of the chamber in 2014.