GOP Senator Won’t Signal Support For RINO McConnell

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, is non-committal when it comes to voting for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for U.S. Senate majority leader.

Oz is the Trump-backed America First candidate who is running against Pennsylvania. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D). McConnell has been in the U.S. Senate since 1985 and is the current minority leader.

With hopes of making a Republican sweep in the November midterms, McConnell is vying for the role as majority leader. Currently, the chamber is evenly split with 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and two independent lawmakers who caucus with the Democrats. Vice President Kamala Harris’s tie-breaking vote gives Democrats the majority.

However, former President Donald J. Trump( R) takes issue with McConnell, who has betrayed conservative voters time and time again throughout the course of his long career.

“Mitch McConnell is not an Opposition Leader, he is a pawn for the Democrats to get whatever they want. He is afraid of them and will not do what has to be done. A new Republican Leader in the Senate should be picked immediately!” Trump said.

Although McConnell voted nay to the impeachment of Trump, he did point the finger at Trump for the supposed Jan. 6, 2020, “insurrection,” saying in a February 2021 speech that the former President “was “practically and morally responsible” for the attack on the Capitol on January 6.

“The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” McConnell said.

McConnell hosted a fundraiser for Oz and endorsed his senate race, saying he has “full confidence” in Oz to beat Fetterman.

Oz remains mum on his vote for a new majority leader but notes he is looking forward to being the next U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania.

“I look forward to being in the United States Senate and happy to make that decision for the next leader of the United States Senate … it will be Republican,” he said.

At this time, Oz is more concerned with why Fetterman, who suffered a stroke during his primary election campaign, refuses to debate him, tweeting, “John Fetterman must debate and let Pennsylvania voters decide if he’s up to the job – @nypost.”