Brooks: ‘Maybe Mitch McConnell’s Job Should Not be Secure’

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On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks suggested that maybe Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) shouldn’t have a secure job as leader. Brooks said, “The thing I think we learned this week is that Roy Moore and Steve Bannon, what we’ll call the nationalists, they have a story to tell. They have a story about the country and why it’s going astray. They have a story about what’s wrong with Washington and the swamp and why it needs to be drained. The regular Republicans, the Mitch McConnell Republicans, have no story. And they thought they could hold off the nationalists with money, and with logistics and with party organization. And I think one of the things we’ve learned is they can’t do that, that if you want to hold off Steve Bannon, you actually have to have an argument, you have to have a story about why his kind of Republican is the wrong kind. And they don’t have that. And if they don’t have it in Alabama, they’re probably not going to have it in Tennessee, and they may not have it in Wyoming, and they may not have it in Arizona, and all the other states

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October 1, 2017   Posted in: Mark Potok |

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