This is proof that Trump still controls the GOP.
Republican Rep. Mo Brooks has just opened fire on Republican leader Mitch McConnell and is now calling for him to be removed from his leadership position in the GOP.
Brooks’ decision to boot McConnell comes after Trump expressed his frustration with Brooks and threatened to pull his endorsement away from him.
According to The Hill, this move to oust McConnell makes him the third Republican to do so.
Brooks slammed McConnell who has a shaky relationship with Trump saying, “Today, I unveil my pledge to America to fire Mitch McConnell. If elected to the Senate, I will not vote for Mitch McConnell for leader, and I will do everything in my power to ensure that Republicans choose a conservative to be leader. America can’t afford a Senate leader who is a weak-kneed, debt junkie, open-border RINO Republican, and who, worse yet, sells out America for special interest group cash.”
Brooks’ decision to call out McConnell now puts him in a small group of Republicans who want McConnell gone. Along with Brooks, Eric Greitens in Missouri and Kelly Tshibaka in Alaska are also calling for McConnell’s removal.
Trump recently expressed frustration with Brooks and said, “I’m disappointed that he gave an inarticulate answer, and I’ll have to find out what he means. If it meant what he sounded like, I would have no problem changing my endorsement because when you endorse somebody, you endorse somebody based on principle. If he changed that principle, I would have no problem doing that.”
Trump is clearly rallying Republicans to stand up to the left and put America first. the former President is clearly going to be the top candidate for the GOP in 2024.