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(RepublicanWire.org) – The failure to appeal to voters at a time when the nation has been hammered by the worst inflation in four decades, is being overrun by illegal immigrants and at risk of being sucked into a nuclear Armageddon by the Biden regime’s policies has left some Republicans suggesting that it may be time to tear down the party as it currently exists.

The one-two gut punch of election results from Arizona and Nevada showing that both GOP Senate candidates were declared losers that allowed the fully radicalized Democrat party to retain  their control over the upper chamber drew a strong reaction from Missouri Senator Josh Hawley as survivors pick through the smoldering rubble of a historic lost opportunity.

“The old party is dead. Time to bury it. Build something new,” Hawley tweeted on Saturday after the race in Nevada was called for Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto who came from behind to defeat Adam Laxalt, her GOP challenger.

Even before Democrat control of the Senate was confirmed, Hawley was highly critical of the GOP establishment for a squandered chance to erect a wall between the most destructive political entity in the nation’s history and hard-pressed Americans who have helplessly watched their country and constitutional rights being dismantled piece by piece by left-wing extremists.

“Washington Republicanism lost big Tuesday night. When your “agenda” is cave to Big Pharma on insulin, cave to Schumer on gun control & Green New Deal (“infrastructure”), and tease changes to Social Security and Medicare, you lose,” he wrote on Thursday.

“What are Republicans actually going to do for working people? How about, to start: tougher tariffs on China, reshore American jobs, open up American energy full throttle, 100k new cops on the street. Unrig the system,” Hawley said in another tweet.

Sen. Hawley is one of several Senate Republicans who have called for the postponement of next week’s leadership elections as discontent with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell grows in the aftermath of the midterm debacle and his lack of support to candidates supported by former President Donald J. Trump like Blake Masters in Arizona who lost his bid to unseat incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly.

On Friday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio who was just easily reelected took to Twitter, urging that the choice in leadership be put off in what many have interpreted as being a thinly veiled shot at McConnell.

“The Senate GOP leadership vote next week should be postponed,” Rubio wrote on Twitter. “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,” he wrote.

“Exactly right. 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 #GASenate – are they saying that doesn’t matter? Don’t disenfranchise @HerschelWalker,” agreed Hawley before the Georgia runoff became irrelevant.

Presumably any part of trying “something new” would include a change in course from the failed leadership of McConnell whose fingerprints are all over the midterm disaster.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Reporters caught up with Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, at a rally for Eric Schmitt on Monday.

When asked, neither Republican said they would support Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for another term as Senate majority leader if the Republicans take back the Senate in the midterm elections. 

When speaking with reporters, Hawley, one of the most conservative lawmakers in Washington, said he would prefer new leadership. 

Hawley’s disagreements with McConnell stem from issues like the funding of the Ukrainian people in their war with Russia and the outrageous spending legislation that passed. 

His response to a direct question regarding whether he would support McConnell or not, Hawley replied, “I don’t imagine I will, no. I’m not sure if any other senator will run or not. Nobody’s indicated they would. But my view is that we need new leadership in that position.”

This week, Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida surfaced as a possible replacement for McConnell. 

Trump called him a “likely candidate” and a “very talented guy” who is “highly underrated.”

“I think Rick Scott is a likely candidate — he hates the guy,” Trump said, implying that Senator Scott is not a fan of Mitch McConnell, to put it mildly.

Scott is the chairman of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee. He and McConnell reportedly are at odds over policy decisions and have a frayed relationship. 

Rick Scott was a guest on the Sunday edition of Meet the Press. Moderator Chuck Todd posed a question to Scott about challenging McConnell for the Senate Majority leader position. 

Scott didn’t rule it out but responded diplomatically.

“I’m not focused on anything except getting a majority Tuesday night”…the first step in this hypothetical situation. 

Todd chided him for giving a “non-answer” and his response was the same. He’s focused on the midterms. 

In an interview, Arizona’s Trump-endorsed Senate hopeful Blake Masters indicated that he’s another ‘no vote’ against McConnell. He said, “I certainly think we need new leadership.”

Masters has been very vocal about the lack of support coming from McConnell in his bid for a senate seat. He stated, McConnell “will not own me, McConnell doesn’t love me. And clearly, he had a chance to help. He didn’t do it” and “he doesn’t want me in there, but he’s about to be stuck with me.”

Votes are still being counted in Arizona. We won’t know whether Blake Masters gets that U.S. Senate seat until the results are tabulated.