Is Mitch McConnell Sabotaging His Own Party?
This week, we open with how ranked-choice voting sunk Sarah Palin. Also, where Hillary saw deplorables, Biden sees a clear and present danger. For our main topic, we discuss how sabotage may sink Republicans' chances of winning back the Senate.
03:17 What in the world happened in Alaska?!?
18:00 Biden declares war on Americans
37:00 Main Topic: Is Mitch willing to sink the ship to remain the captain?
McConnell's Senate Leadership Fund PAC cancels over $10 million in ad buys in Alaska and Arizona: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/26/shifting-strategy-senate-gop-super-pac-cancels-ad-buys-in-arizona-alaska-00053965
Blake Masters, the Trump-backed nominee in Arizona, previously pledged to oppose McConnell's leadership: https://rollcall.com/2022/07/07/trump-backed-masters-wants-to-join-senate-america-first-caucus/
Masters now changing his tune in response to McConnell cutting the funding: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/masters-changes-tune-mcconnell-hopeful-gop-leader-will-offer-financial-support-arizona
McConnell still willing to show support for some pro-Trump candidates, including Herschel Walker and Dr. Oz: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mcconnell-host-gop-senate-candidates-walker-oz-candidate/story?id=88890998
McConnell publicly declares that the GOP may not retake the Senate, due in part to "candidate quality:" https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/mcconnell-gop-may-not-retake-senate-2022
President Trump issues a statement formally calling for McConnell to be replaced as Senate Republican leader: https://thehill.com/homenews/3614769-trump-calls-for-mcconnell-to-be-ousted-as-gop-leader-immediately/
One possible replacement? Florida Senator Rick Scott openly clashing with McConnell ahead of the midterms: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/3624417-mcconnell-scott-feud-bursts-out-into-the-open/
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