Republican Sen. Josh Hawley Says He Will Not Vote to Re-Elect McConnell as Senate GOP Leader Staff | November 11, 2022 | 11:36am EST
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( - Sen. Josh Hawley (R.-Mo.) told in an interview on Friday that he will not vote to re-elect Sen. Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) as the Republican Senate leader.

“He told RCP that he will not vote for him as Republican Senate Leader, regardless of which party controls the Senate,” reported.  “’I’m not going to support the current leadership in the party,’ he said, citing ‘key decisions’ that were made over the last two years.”

Hawley criticized the Republican leadership for not offering a clear public policy vision to voters in this year’s midterm elections.

“Republicans just said, ‘Well, the other side sucks, and Biden sucks.’ Well, no doubt! But it's pretty hard to convince folks, particularly independent-minded ones who don't tend to trust the process much, to vote for you, if you don't have something affirmative to say and offer,” Hawley told in the Friday interview.

“I lay that at the feet of the Washington establishment that set the tone for these races,” Hawley said. “They failed to offer that kind of vision.”

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