GOP leadership faces surging revolt as support for McConnell, party chair thrown into question

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A growing number of Republican donors, officials, and lawmakers are distancing themselves from GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, signaling frustration within the party’s current leadership.

House Republicans and former President Donald Trump have been publicly critical of McConnell for approving the year-end $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill.

“The big problem the Republican Party has is Mitch McConnell,” Trump told Just the News on Tuesday, suggesting the senator’s history of big spending and family ties to China will undercut the messaging that House Republicans have mapped out for 2023.

Former congresswoman and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann echoed Trump’s concerns about McConnell, calling on the veteran senator to retire.

“People really do want a change,” Bachmann told the John Solomon Reports podcast on Wednesday. “And I hope that Mitch McConnell will take the …

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