RFK Jr. Endorses Senator Rand Paul as Successor to McConnell

RFK Jr. (Credits: Bloomberg)

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has named his choice to lead the Republicans in the Senate after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announcing his resignation Wednesday.

“Mitch McConnell, who has served in the Senate for almost 40 years, announced he’ll step down this November,” Kennedy posted on X. “Part of public service is about knowing when to usher in a new generation.

“It’s time to promote leaders in Washington, D.C., who won’t kowtow to the military contractors or push us deeper into foreign conflicts,” Kennedy continued.

RFK Jr. Endorses Republican Rand Paul (Credits: Mediaite)

“We need representation who will prioritize American wellness over all else. I believe @RandPaul would be an incredible successor. He’s shown great judgment and has the grit to put hardworking Americans first.”

McConnell announced Wednesday he was stepping down from his leadership post after 17 years as the head of the Senate Republicans.

“I turned 82 last week; the end of my contributions is closer than I prefer,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “Father Time remains undefeated. I’m no longer the young man sitting in the back, hoping colleagues remember my name. It’s time for the next generation of leadership.”

Although Kennedy and Paul might differ on environmental issues, one topic they remain united on is their mutual antipathy toward former head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci.

Paul has grilled Fauci several times over his inconsistent messaging during the pandemic, and Kennedy has written a book dissecting Fauci.

Several names have been floated to replace McConnell with Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas; John Thune, R-S.D.; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; and Rick Scott, R-Fla., already have expressed interest in the position.

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