RFK Jr. says Rand Paul would make good replacement for McConnell to lead Senate

By Jen Krausz on
 March 1, 2024

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. indicated on Wednesday that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) would be his choice as a replacement for a Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who announced the same day that he would step down from his upper chamber leadership post after 17 years.

"I believe @RandPaul would be an incredible successor [to McConnell]," Kennedy posted on X. "He's shown great judgment and has the grit to put hardworking Americans first."

Kennedy and Paul have very different political views, and Kennedy was a Democrat candidate before he became independent.

The common link between the two is that they have both gone after Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health over allegedly lying about the origin of COVID-19 as well as his draconian lockdown policies when people first began to be infected in large numbers.

Paul grilled Fauci several times on Capitol Hill and pointed out blatant inconsistencies in his story, while Kennedy wrote a book about the man.

Paul is not one of the several senators who have said they are interested in the position, however, with that group including Sens. John Thune (SD), John Cornyn (TX), John Barrasso (WY) and Rick Scott (FL).