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Who is replacing Mitch McConnell, the top Republican senator?

Who is replacing Mitch McConnell, the top Republican senator?

US Senate Republican leader Senator Mitch McConnell has announced his resignation. He announced this on Wednesday local time of America. The announcement has worried the Republican camp ahead of the November presidential election. In this situation, the discussion has started on who will replace McConnell.

According to the British media BBC, Mitch McConnell has led the Senate for the past 20 years by protecting the interests of the Republican Party and fighting for the conservatives. The Kentucky lawmaker has been the leader of Senate Republicans for two decades. However, even though he has stepped down as the leader of the party in the Senate, he remains a senator.

Born in Alabama, the politician moved to Kentucky with his family as a child. Studied there. Politics has also been in the hands of this state. It was the administration of former US President Gerald Ford. He was first elected to the US Senate in 1984. In 2006, he led the Republican caucus during George W. Bush’s second term. He led the Republican Party as the minority party in the Senate for the first six years of the subsequent Barack Obama administration. For the last two years of the Obama administration, however, his role was as majority leader. Because the Democratic party lost the majority in the Senate in the mid-term elections of Obama’s last term. Because of this, the Obama administration had to suffer a lot. And the sufferer’s name was Mitch McConnell.

Mitch McConnell, however, became the most talked about during the Donald Trump administration. At that time he completely changed the US Supreme Court. Due to his various decisions, the US Supreme Court was transformed from a liberal character to a conservative character.

As a result, both camps were shaken by the resignation announcement of this leader. There is also a strong discussion about who is going to be the next Republican leader in the Senate.

According to BBC, the name of South Dakota Republican Senator John Thune is emerging as one of the names in this case. He currently serves as Mitch McConnell’s second-in-command. He has a reputation as an effective fundraiser within the party. However, those close to former President Donald Trump do not have a positive attitude towards him. They want new leadership.

Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming is second in this list. His advantage is that he never opposed Trump. He also has no bad reputation as a liberal in the conservative camp. He also has considerable influence in the leadership of the Republican Party. However, he dismissed the question whether he has any desire to replace Mitch McConnell. He said that his full attention is now on the next election.

Senator John Cornyn of Texas is third on the list. Cornyn once worked with McConnell. He is also a confidant of McConnell. Has 22 years of experience as a legislator. He has not been involved in recent Senate issues, which would make him easier to trust with Trump confidants. He also supported the candidacy of Donald Trump last month. As a result, there is a good chance. Florida Senator Rick Scott, who is fourth on the list, is also being discussed. However, he was among the senators who challenged McConnell 15 months ago, which could put him in a bit of trouble.