Mitch McConnell faces an ‘autumn of discontent’: report

By Bob Brigham Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky had a disastrous summer as President Joe Biden racked up wins and will be facing an "autumn of

discontent" as Congress returns to D.C. after Labor Day weekend, according to a new report in The New York Times. The newspaper reported McConnell's "party’s crop of

candidate recruits has struggled to gain traction, threatening his chances of reclaiming the Senate majority. And this week, his dispute with the leader of the Republicans’ Senate

campaign arm escalated into a public war." On Thursday, Donald Trump said, "we'll have to do something" with McConnell. "As the Senate prepares to return to

Washington next week for a final stint before the midterm congressional elections, Mr. McConnell is entering an autumn of discontent, a reality that looks far different from where

he was expecting to be at the start of President Biden’s term," The Times reported. "Back then, the top Senate Republican spoke of dedicating himself full time to 'stopping this

new administration' and predicted that Democrats would struggle to wield their razor-thin majorities, giving Republicans an upper hand to win back both the House and the Senate.

Instead, the man known best for his ability to block and kill legislation — he once proclaimed himself the 'grim reaper' — has felt the political ground shift under his feet.

Democrats have also been energized after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade.