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McCarthy wins GOP nomination for speaker, with 31 Republicans voting against him

US Sen. Josh Hawley talks to reporters on Monday. (CNN)

The midterm results, which allowed Democrats to keep their Senate majority, have caused some Republicans to openly question who should lead the party moving forward ahead of leadership elections. 

Hawley says McConnell can’t take GOP back to the majority

Sen. Josh Hawley told CNN’s Manu Raju that “clearly what we’re doing isn’t working” to become the majority party.

“It hasn’t been working for a long time,” he said. “And I think you look at independent voters, I mean, we gave them nothing, no alternative. That was the decision by leadership. They didn’t want to have an agenda.”

Hawley added he’d vote for Sen. Rick Scott if he challenged Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for leader, and reiterated that he believes…

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