Marco Rubio demands GOP Senate leadership vote be postponed after midterm failures

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., questions Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Blinken was questioned about the Biden administration’s handling of the U.S. withdraw from Afghanistan. (Drew Angerer/Pool via AP) Drew Angerer/AP

Marco Rubio demands GOP Senate leadership vote be postponed after midterm failures

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Coming off the heels of a lackluster GOP midterm performance, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Republicans to postpone next week’s Senate leadership vote.

Rubio, who easily cruised to victory in his reelection bid, cautioned that the party needs to reassess its leader in the upper chamber to ensure its top brass is being a champion for working class Americans.

“The Senate GOP leadership vote next week should be postponed,” Rubio tweeted. “First we need to make sure that those who want to lead us are genuinely committed to fighting for the priorities & values of the working Americans (of every background) who gave us big wins in states like #Florida.”

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Rubio serves alongside Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), who had reportedly been gearing up a challenge against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and reportedly received former President Donald Trump’s blessing.

Scott seemingly bowed out of the race when it became unclear whether the GOP would climb back to power in the upper chamber. With several races outstanding and Georgia heading to a run off, it could take weeks before it’s clear which party will rule the Senate.

Republicans headed into the midterm elections expecting a booming victory, but were stunned by a series of surprising defeats and a weaker performance in House races than projected. Florida was one of the few bright spots for Republicans.

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