Mitch McConnellis still taking swings at former President Trump. Is he sending a message to all Republicans in Congress? He has plans on retaking the House and Senate. Mitch McConnell is careful of every word he says. He is very articulate when it comes to saying what he wants.
Former President Trump wants everything to revolve around him, but for him, unfortunately, McConnell is a leader, not a follower. As a former Democrat, I can honestly say after years of watching McConnell lead his party he has gained my respect.
Is Trump setting off another GOP civil war and risking the party’s mid-term chances? McConnell is more than willing to protect what he has planned, even if it means turning his back on former President Trump.
Mitch McConnell doesn’t say anything by accident. The Senate minority leader’s every move is in the service of his long game dedicated to securing power. McConnell’s comments were a blaring warning to his party, less than nine months before the midterm elections, that letting Trump’s election fraud fantasies and January 6 misinformation dominate the campaign could cost it dearly.
“We all were here. We saw what happened,” McConnell said of the attack on the Capitol. “It was a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election from one administration to the next.” MSN
We should start hearing from other top Republicans back McConnell up. McConnell has the ability to pull his party together when it needs to be. As I said earlier, from watching him over the years, he is respected by even the other side.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy is playing a dangerous game. He fears that he will need Trump’s approval to be speaker of the House if they re-take it. I have seen Trump turn on his people just as you have. There is no assurance from Trump giving him his blessings.
If McConnell is playing a “long game,” which is what he titled his memoir, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is playing a short one — since he likely depends on Trump’s blessing to become speaker if the GOP wins the House majority in November.
The clarity of McConnell’s language, which is rare in a party afraid to contradict Trump, deserves credit. It reflects his mastery of the conference and confidence he faces no internal threats, despite the ex-President’s multiple attempts to incite a revolt against him in the Senate.
The minority leader’s words were also characteristic of McConnell’s tendency to give his senators political cover — one reason his leadership position is so secure. Senators questioned about January 6 can now refer directly to their leader’s remarks without getting drawn into politically damaging quotes that might alienate them from supporters back home.
Critics may argue that McConnell’s remarks were too little too late. The Kentucky Republican has previously made his own accommodations with Trump, despite his disdain for the ex-President.
His willingness to tolerate the lawlessness of the Trump presidency helped deliver the conservative Supreme Court majority that will endure for years — and for which McConnell and Trump will be remembered for generations. He vigorously condemned Trump for his role in inciting the Capitol insurrection. MSN
This is worthy to be watched very closely. I have a feeling things are going to get heated up real quick. Former President Trump always has to make everything about him. He can be a powerful force in the Republican party if he would just stop making everything about him.
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