The red wave sadly never came. We were expected to take back both the House of Representatives and the Senate in dramatic fashion, and we’re barely going to win the House, not to mention losing the Senate when Joe Biden’s approval ratings are in the dirt.
Something is broken one way or the other and while some are suspected dishonestly in voting, others are suspecting that it is the Republican party that is broken and that something new needs to take its place.
“The old party is dead. Time to bury it. Build something new,” Sen. Josh Hawley wrote on social media. A day before, Hawley said Republican Senate leaders are failing to back initiatives that are supported by their voters.
“Washington Republicanism lost big Tuesday night. When your ‘agenda’ is cave to Big Pharma on insulin, cave to [Sen. Chuck] Schumer on gun control & Green New Deal (‘infrastructure’), and tease changes to Social Security and Medicare, you lose,” Hawley wrote over the weekend.
Sens. Hawley, Marco Rubio, and Rick Scott allegedly distributed a letter requesting that Republicans delay their vote on Senate leadership. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, has not replied to the three Republicans’ letter, but it is assumed that he is attempting to retake the Senate leadership post.
“I don’t know why Senate GOP would hold a leadership vote for the next Congress before this election is finished. We have a runoff in [Georgia] … are they saying that doesn’t matter? Don’t disenfranchise,” Hawley wrote late last week in response to Rubio’s statement that the vote needs to be held on a later date.
There seems to be a fundamental difference between the Republican party and the Democrat party. The Republican party, if broken will take steps to try and remedy the situation. But the Democrats will just ignore it and those who are on the fringe will just fall in step like they always have so as to not divide the party when it comes to voting on important matters.