Mitch McConnell can’t believe who Trump just picked to replace him

Senate Republican Mitch McConnell is finally calling it quits. Now there’s a race to replace him.

But Mitch McConnell can’t believe who Donald Trump is picking to take over the Senate.

The Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, has been in office in the U.S. Senate since 1985. That’s more than a career’s worth of time spent in Congress as a Senator from the state of Kentucky.

Before he took to the U.S. Senate seat from Kentucky though, he was involved in local Kentucky politics for years before that. He’s been directly involved with high-level politics ever since the early 1970s.

So when he announced his retirement, many Americans were relieved to hear that the career politician was finally going to step aside to allow for some new blood to make its way into GOP leadership in Congress.

Americans are simply growing more and more skeptical of anyone who has spent an entire lifetime in Washington, D.C. politics. No doubt, the Founding Fathers never had career politicians in mind when they brilliantly built the foundations of America’s political institutions.

Now that McConnell is on his way out, there’s several Republicans looking to take the baton from the Kentucky senator. Should Republicans take back control of the U.S. Senate come this November election cycle, whoever is able to lay claim as the leader of the Republican Party in the Senate will have the coveted role as the Senate Majority Leader.

Donald Trump, however, has a favorite that he’d like to see win the spot as the Republican Senate leader.

Former President Trump took to his Truth Social account to share with his followers that he believes John Barrasso should be the next Senate GOP leader for the years ahead.

“John Barrasso is a fantastic Senator for the incredible people of Wyoming,” Trump shared on Truth Social.

“He is running to be the next Republican Whip for the Senate Republican Conference, a very important job, to ensure we pass and enact Strong Legislation that puts America First. I know John very well — he will never let you down. John Barrasso has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

In response to this announcement, Barrasso shared the following statement with reporters to thank Donald Trump for his endorsement.

“I’m grateful for President Trump’s endorsement. I’m ready to keep fighting for Wyoming with him back in the White House,” Barrasso shared with media reporters.

“Trump’s policies helped Wyoming thrive. Together, we can dump the disastrous Biden agenda and get our country back on track,” he added.

John Barrasso has been a sitting U.S. Senator from Wyoming for the Republican Party ever since 2007. Before 2007, he was a Senator in the Wyoming legislature from 2003 to 2007.

Some conservatives are concerned that this endorsement of John Barrasso by Donald Trump isn’t a wise move.

Looking at John Barrasso’s voting record, there’s definitely some questions that come up. His voting record alone, indicates he may just end up being another McConnell-esque RINO who is willing to “cut deals” with the Democrats for his own political benefit.

According to FreedomWorks, a conservative non-profit focused on promoting economic policies in Washington, D.C. that are pro-freedom and prosperity, John Barrasso frequently votes more often with the Democrats than the average Republican.

In the last 10 years, John Barrasso’s voting record for that year was only more conservative than the average Republican three times. The other seven years, Barrasso’s votes in Congress were more liberal/Democrat than the average Republican. That’s no doubt concerning.

Supporters of Donald Trump are trusting that he knows what he’s doing endorsing Barrasso despite the valid concerns.

Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.

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