About time McConnell got some common sense.
On Thursday (April 7), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell revealed he would support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP’s 2024 Presidential nominee.
In an interview with Axios’ national political correspondent Johnathon Swan, the Minority Leader said, “As the Republican leader in the Senate, it should not be a front-page headline that I will support the Republican nominee for president.”
He added that he believes he has an “obligation” to support the nominee as the person would have “gone out and earned the nomination.”
McConnell has been critical of the former President since the attack on the Capitol, stating in an address on the Senate floor that Trump, preceding the Capitol attack, displayed a “disgraceful dereliction of duty.” McConnell added that there is “no question, none” that the former President is “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”
In an interview with Fox News two weeks later, McConnell said he’d “absolutely” support Trump if he won the GOP nomination, something Axios picked up on and questioned him about in the Thursday interview.
Swan questioned how McConnell could have these seemingly differing opinions, to which the Minority Leader responded that he’s “Not at all inconsistent” and that “I stand by everything I said on Jan. 6 and everything I said on Feb. 13.”
However, Trump has shown his blatant dislike for McConnell, who he’s nicknamed the “Old Crow.”
Earlier in the year, he took aim at McConnell, who said it wasn’t the job of the RNC to censure Republicans who were participating on the Jan. 6 Committee.
“For the Old Crow Mitch McConnell to say that the RNC should not censure walking Democrat sound bites, Liz Cheney and Cryin’ Adam Kinzinger, is so against what Republicans are about,” he said in a statement.
However, Trump acknowledged that “It’s not as bad as the two-month extension he gave the Democrats when they were ready to fold, but the censure of Cheney and Kinzinger is a good and very appropriate thing to do as it pertains to our great Republican Party!”