GOP Rep. Mo Brooks: Mitch McConnell has “got to go” https://t.co/hNNpl1OrtU
— New Day (@NewDay) July 28, 2017
GOP Rep. Mo Brooks went on CNN’s New Day Friday with Chris Cuomo to talk about what changes needs to get done in the Senate to get the health care bill passed, or more specifically, one change: get rid of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Brooks started by saying that the Senate failing to repeal Obamacare last night was an “abject failure” from top to bottom:
“I hope they won’t quit, and if they are going to quit, by golly maybe they ought to start at the top with Mitch McConnell leaving his position and letting somebody new, somebody bold, somebody conservative take the reigns so that they can come up with a plan that can get through the United States Senate and serve the needs of the American people.”
Cuomo, intrigued by Brooks’ comment, pushed him to elaborate on the problem with leadership.
“Unquestionably the leadership at the top is responsible. The buck stops there. That’s why you take on that kind of responsibility. If Mitch McConnell can not get the job done with this, how is he going to get the job done with the rest of President Trump’s agenda for the next three and a half years…We need new leadership in the Senate if they can’t get the job done It’s not necessarily anything bad about Mitch McConnell himself personally, but he’s got a job to do, and if he can’t do it, then as The Apprentice would say, ‘You’re fired!’ and find somebody who can.”
Brooks said this change is serious because of how critical this health care bill is, “it’s life or death.”
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