A few articles ago I wrote of why we need term limits in all levels of government and today one of the examples of why we need them was on display as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell froze up for more than 30 seconds during a news conference.
This is not the first time the Minority Leader has froze up in recent months and this is not just a mere coincidence nor anything normal and ironically the question asked of him during this episode was if he had plans of running for re-election in 2026.
First of all let me just say that on a human level I pray for Senator McConnell’s welfare but with a second episode of freezing up during a news conference the tell tale signs are showing that for the sake of his health it’s time for him to resign!
McConnell is 81 years old, has been in the Senate since 1985 and with these latest episodes the last thing he should be thinking of is running for re-election in 2026 let alone finish up his current term.
For the sake of our Republic and his own personal health McConnell should consider resigning from the Senate post haste and the Commonwealth of Kentucky hold a special election to fill the Minority Leaders vacancy.
Personally I think Congressman Thomas Massie would be a great candidate to serve alongside Senator Rand Paul but only time will tell if McConnell chooses to resign or who would fill the vacant seat.
Democrat Andy Bershear is the current Governor of Kentucky and will face Republican nominee Daniel Cameron in a battle for the governorship this year.