McConnell planning an ‘escape hatch’ in case he leaves Senate before term expires, report says

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> Under current state law, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear would have the power to pick McConnell’s successor if he steps down from office, so McConnell is backing new legislation that would enable the state GOP to choose a replacement.  The tl;dr for anyone who doesn’t want to read the whole article. Typical Republican tactics, trying to change the rules to benefit themselves.


> Kentucky Republicans told The Intercept that McConnell’s political protégé, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who has received criticism for his handling of the Breonna Taylor case, is at the top of the list. That’s not how democracy works, Mitch. Isn’t it the Republican party that’s always complaining about “unelected bureaucrats”….


Seems like from the article it’s due to health reasons. Makes sense, he’s 79 and just got elected to a 6 year term. Seems like he wants plans in place if he dies/leaves due to health that the Democratic governor of Kentucky can’t appoint a democrat.


“Kentucky GOP does what the GOP does best and seeks to strip more powers from a Democratic Governor.”


No member of Congress should ever be appointed. It just leads to mediocre leadership that you can never get rid of. There should be special elections when a seat is empty.