McConnell: 'Pretty Obvious...What Happened': Independents and Moderates Were 'Frightened' of Some in GOP

Posted on AllSides November 16th, 2022
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politics, 2022 Elections, Elections, Mitch McConnell, Moderates, Independents
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As some Republicans blame Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for failing to regain control of the Senate, McConnell on Tuesday blamed "people in our party leadership" for "frightening independent and moderate" voters.

He appeared to be talking about Donald Trump, who campaigned with or endorsed many of the Republican candidates who lost their elections.

McConnell also told the news conference he doesn't "own" the job of minority leader, and "anybody in the conference is certainly entitled to challenge me," as Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) has done.

"I have the votes,...

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