Skip to comments.John McCain says Mitch McConnell faces a 'very tough' primary challenge
Posted on 02/13/2014 5:52:28 AM PST by cotton1706
Could Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., possibly lose his primary?
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., thinks he faces a "tough" battle, made tougher by his vote to break a filibuster of the debt limit increase.
I must say that it was a very courageous act, especially Sen. McConnell, who -- as you well know -- is in a very tough race," McCain told Politico on Wednesday, in an apparent allusion to the fact that the vote gives his primary challenger, Matt Bevin, political ammunition against McConnell.
Sixty-seven senators voted to end debate on the debt limit increase, though McConnell and the rest of the Senate Republicans voted against the debt limit increase itself.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also seems to believe that McConnell took a risk by voting to end debate. "Hopefully the other people voting with him helps, and hopefully people see it as an act of pragmatic leadership," Graham told The Hill.
Both Graham and McCain said their Kentucky colleague was put in a corner by House Republicans. "I think people understood that he is not for raising the debt ceiling without something attached; obviously that was impossible after the House voted for a clean increase," Graham said. (Politico said McCain initially voted against ending debate, but changed his vote after McConnell voted in favor.)
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Hope he loses.
Anytime a politician votes against his constituents they're lauded as courageous......Benedict Arnold was a hero....in Britain!!!
Same here. Ditch the Mitch. He and McCain both need to lose their cushy “crown” jobs. Same with Linda Gram and all other RINO traitors
I hope Bevin wins!
I guess McQuig is figuring he will be in line for his job if he goes. I am sorry the affair d’ Keating did not take this guy out long ago.
What about Graham. Are we going to be able to get rid of that Dem.
Obviously you Senator mcbrainwashed... you and your butt buddy mitch mcconman are both BIG GOVERNMENT PROGRAM PROGRESSIVES OF THE THIRD MAGNITUDE!
Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY
Time to get rid of McCommie and Grahamnesty.
Thank you, Captain Obvious. I only wish you had faced one as well.
I think the British actually shunned Arnold after he came to live there and be buried there. Even Brits then didn’t care for traitors. But Arnold had demonstrated courage before he turned treasonous, unlike today’s USA traitors, who are rewarded even by Republican primary voters.
I read that Thad Cochran is the only one takikng his opponent, Chris McDaniel, seriously. Probably a false report
My guess is MeCain will follow a long line of RINOs & switch parties instead of retiring or getting beat in a primary be a T.E.A. Party candidate.
The old bastard loves to be stroked by the MSM when attacking Conservatives.
The MSM will drop him like a moldy lemon if he becomes a dem. The reason they like him so much now is he is a R slamming other Rs.
McCain and Corker call McConnell brave?
It took almost an hour for McConnell to cast the 60th vote
because he could not arm twist another RINO into being
the sucker. Not brave at all.
“I think people understood that he is not for raising the debt ceiling without something attached;.....” Graham said.
I’d like to reply to that with just one word: Is “bulls**t” one word or two?