Politicians can spend so much time in Washington, D.C., that they don’t realize how tone-deaf they are. As the GOP looks to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), he’s working on a biography.
McConnell is set to release a biography “The Price of Power” that will recount his 38-year career, Breitbart reported. The work will be penned by New York Times and Associated Press writer Mike Tackett at a time when his own party is looking to oust him from the leadership position.
The 80-year-old published his autobiography in 2016 and is looking to cement his legacy, according to Axios. This new work about his life promises to chronicle the life of “one of the most guarded and powerful actors in the nation’s capital … one of the most consequential political figures of this century.”
The new work will be based on interviews as well as McConnell’s personal archives. Official documents from his time in office, as well as keepsakes from his childhood, reportedly will all be part of the project.
Unfortunately for McConnell, his tenure as leader may be coming to a close if Republicans win back the Senate. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), spurred on by former President Donald Trump, is leading the charge to replace him if outcomes are favorable in November.
“There’s going to be significant resistance to Mitch McConnell being the Republican leader of the United States Senate,” Alabama Senate candidate Mo Brooks predicted. “Even Lindsey Graham has suggested Mitch McConnell should not be the leader if he is not going to be able to work things out with former President Donald Trump,” he said of the South Carolina Senator’s opinion.
“And I have seen nothing to suggest that he is going to be able to work things out with Donald Trump,” Brooks added. “But we’ll see how it plays out in that regard.”
The prospects for a GOP Congressional takeover look better by the day with President Joe Biden’s tanking poll numbers. However, it will be up to Republicans whether they want a change in their own leadership should the opportunity present itself for a majority leader role.