Conservative commentator Erick Erickson says that it's time for the Republican party to chose a new Senate majority leader since Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) isn't pushing President Trump's agenda enough. He appeared on Fox News Wednesday to reiterate his editorial demanding the change.
"Well he doesn't seem to be down with the president's agenda, I mean where is the wall, where's tax reform, where's Obamacare repeal? These are all things that go to the Senate and then they suddenly die."
"It's not like there aren't the votes in the Senate to get them passed."
"You know we can't even blame filibuster for this because they way they structured Obamacare repeal, you only needed 50 votes plus the Vice President, they can't even get that with Mitch McConnell, who's telling liberals in the Senate one thing, liberal Republicans one thing, telling conservative Republicans something else, and then when they get together in the same room they realize they've been told completely different things."
Erickson was expanding on an editorial he posted at The Resurgent citing reports that McConnell was being deceptive to members of Congress in order to scapegoat conservatives.
"Mitch McConnell, in public, says he wants to pass a health care reform plan that repeals ObamaCare," Erickson wrote. "But behind the scenes, McConnell has been working over liberal senators to assure them his plan will not actually scrap the Medicaid expansion and that he will undermine Senator Ted Cruz’s amendment to provide individual freedom in health care choices."
"McConnell, again and again, stacks the deck against conservatives," he added, "setting them up to be the fall guy for his own failures."
"It is time for the Senate GOP to replace Mitch McConnell so that President Trump can actually get some of his legislative policies advanced," he added. "It is not conservatives who are the obstacle, but the Senate leader himself."
"Mr. President, instead of considering a challenge to Jeff Flake," he concluded, "it might be time to send McConnell to the pasture."