From Epoch Times

McConnell Confident He’ll Be Reelected as GOP Leader, Issues Notice to Would-Be Challenger

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) predicted on Wednesday night that he’ll be reelected as Senate GOP leader regardless of whether Republicans take back the upper congressional chamber in November’s elections.

During an appearance on Fox News, McConnell was asked by host Bret Baier about whether he would be able to lead a GOP caucus that may include a growing number of senators backed by former President Donald Trump, who has frequently criticized McConnell’s leadership.

“You could be looking, as I mentioned, J.D. Vance, Mehmet Oz, Ted Budd. You have Trump-loyal Republicans like Eric Schmitt, who just won in Missouri, Blake Masters in Arizona, and some of those candidates have refused to say on the trail that they back you as leader,” Baier said, referring to several Senate candidates backed by Trump. “Is that the new face of a ‘Trumpified’ Republican Party? And are you the guy to lead that in the Senate?”

McConnell said he’s still very confident in being reelected GOP leader.

“Well, look at it this way: I have been elected eight times without opposition. If I have an opponent—I don’t own this job, and there’s always an election every two years for leader—if anybody wants to challenge me, have at it,” the Kentucky Republican said.