GOP Insiders: The Race To Replace McConnell Will Be ‘Rigged’

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There’s a growing sense among Capitol Hill insiders that, should there be a process to replace Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the effort will be “rigged” against populist or outsider candidates.

During a July press conference on Capitol Hill, McConnell appeared to freeze up and had to be ushered away by other Senate Republicans. Later in August, McConnell froze up again during a press conference in Kentucky. McConnell has since been cleared by the Capitol’s attending physician, Dr. Brian Monahan, who ruled out a stroke, seizure disorder, or signs of Parkinson’s disease.

The senator, who took office in 1985, has said he will continue to serve as minority leader and will also serve out the rest of his Senate term.

The Daily Caller spoke with a number of Senate staffers, current and former, about a possible McConnell replacement. The Caller granted anonymity to allow discussion on a sensitive topic.

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