McConnell knows he has little power.
According to a new book, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) may not be able to keep former President Trump at bay if the Republicans retake the Senate. A New York Times reporter said during an interview on Wednesday, “Mitch McConnell in so many ways [is] Exhibit A of Republicans who wish Trump would just fade away and now that’s not the case at all.” He continued, “If Republicans take back the Senate majority this year, Jake, there’s a very strong chance the margin of control for Mitch McConnell will be candidates hand-picked by Donald Trump.”
Burns also hinted at the complicated situation Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is in after his conversation after the Jan.6 Capitol Riot was leaked.
“And as Kevin McCarthy has found in recent weeks after the reporting from this book became public, the long arm of Donald Trump is very long indeed. And those endorsements, that support, that indulgence from the former president does not come for free,” Burns added.
Meanwhile, in the senate the Democrats along with two independents retain control. Vice President Kamala Harris currently acts like the tide is breaking, but with the midterm election coming up and many Trump-endorsed candidates running the Republicans may win back the senate.
The book in question titled Will Not Pass is set to be released on Tuesday. Within the book, there will be descriptions of events from private comments and conversations that followed the Capitol Riot and the impeachment trial. McConnell, who voted against Trump’s conviction in the impeachment trial has remained relatively quiet throughout this entire affair. s after Jan. 6. But when it came to the impeachment trial, McConnell voted against conviction. It is important to note that McConnell “doesn’t need to” patch things up with Trump to retain his position.