There is no doubt that Mitch McConnell, the senator, will give his best to regain the majority in the year 2022. The senator is currently serving his seventh term after getting reelected. Currently, the Senate is equally split with 50 Republicans and 50 Senators.
However, it is said that the senator already has his successor’s list ready in case a situation arises. Precisely when he is not able to serve for a full term. His term comes to an end in the year 2027 January.
Mitch McConnell’s Protégé Tops His List
The Republican politicians from Kentucky gave suggestions concerning the above-mentioned list of Mitch McConnell. According to them, the person who stands at the top is Daniel Cameron, the Attorney General of Kentucky. Cameron had faced criticism earlier in the case of Breonna Taylor.
The other members who are listed include Michael Adams, the secretary of state of Kentucky and the former American ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft. As per the law of Kentucky, Andy Bear, the governor of the Democratic party is invested with the power of choosing a successor to Mitch McConnell. The only condition to this is he has to step down from his office.
And this is the very reason behind Senator Mitch McConnell showing support towards the new legislation. Because according to the legislation, the GOPs of the state will be enabled to pick a replacement. The legislation also provides details on the date of the election in case of a vacancy.
Tom Buford, the Senator from the Republican party, gave a statement with regard to the new legislation. He stated that the subject of the new legislation had been talked about for many years. He is a co-sponsor of the bill that was presented by Robert Stivers, the president of the Senate of Kentucky.