Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been under fire for some time. Conservatives and Republicans alike have called for him to step down over failed policies. Conservatives are angry that he supports establishment candidates over more right-wing candidates.
Steve Bannon has been on the warpath with McConnell lately, calling for his resignation:
“Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to resign, telling Fox News that ‘there needs to be a sense of urgency in the Senate.’
“’I’m to the point that I think Mitch McConnell, to really bring unity to the Republican Party and get things done, I think Mitch McConnell ought to tender his resignation,’ Bannon, who returned to his job heading the conservative media outlet Breitbart News upon leaving the White House, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. ‘What he ought to do is offer to resign as soon as taxes are done. We can’t do it in the middle of taxes. … Because, I’ve got to tell you, there needs to be a sense of urgency in the Senate.’”
On the other end of the spectrum, National Review argues McConnell is a more effective conservative than Steve Bannon:
“…conservatives still owe McConnell a debt of gratitude. When it comes to judicial nominees, he has proved himself to be an able conservative leader without whom Trump would not have managed to keep his promises. A governing coalition composed only of bomb-throwing Breitbart acolytes like Moore is no governing coalition at all. Without skilled operators like McConnell, nothing can ever get done. In demanding his ouster, Bannon is proving himself a rebel leader without a genuine conservative cause.
So what do you think? Should Mitch McConnell step down?