Washington (Associated Press)-Senate Minority Leader McConnell condemned Donald Trump for less than a month in a fierce speech on Thursday, saying on Thursday that if he gets the Republican nomination in 2024, he will “absolutely “Support the former president again.
Kentucky Republicans told Fox News that there is still a lot to do between now and the next presidential election.
McConnell said: “I think at least four members are planning to run for president, plus the governor and others.” “There are no incumbents. It should be an open game.”
But when asked directly if he would again support Trump to win the nomination, McConnell replied: “The party’s nominee? Absolutely.”
McConnell’s remarks emphasized the awkward balance Trump has tried to maintain since the election, reflecting that McConnell’s own path to regain power in the Senate depends on the enthusiasm of the party that still supports Trump.
McConnell’s comments came before the annual gathering of conservative activists, which is expected this year to demonstrate Trump’s vise control over the Republican Party.
Trump, along with most other major presidency in 2024, will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which will be held in Orlando this year due to coronavirus restrictions. McConnell is a frequent visitor to the annual meeting and will no longer participate in the plan after he condemned Trump.
Soon after voting for Trump’s innocence in the second impeachment trial, McConnell condemned Trump enthusiastically in the Senate, saying that he was “bearable for the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.” Have an ethical responsibility”. In turn, an angry Trump touted McConnell as a “dull, dull and unsmiling political approach.”
This veteran who has worked in the Senate for 36 years established a stopgap measure with Trump during his tenure. He is used to not talking about Trump’s many outrageous comments.
But together they won major Senate victories, such as the 2017 tax cut and the confirmation of three Supreme Court justices and more than 200 other federal judges.
After Trump denied the November 3 failure and tireless efforts to overturn the verdict of voters, their relationship deteriorated, and he baselessly claimed that Democrats cheated the election.
After the Republicans lost control of the Senate, the Republicans blamed Trump’s two defeats in Georgia’s run-off elections. Trump supporters subsequently attacked the Capitol and the situation deteriorated further. On the day of the riots, McConnell criticized “mobs, mobs or threats” and described the attack as “the failure of the rebellion.”
Despite this, McConnell is proud of his “long game”, which was the title of his 2016 memoir. And his comments on Thursday may still be prescient.
Recently, Trump’s longtime opponent, Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, predicted that if the former president runs again, he will win the nomination.
Romney said in an online forum hosted by The New York Times: “I don’t know if he will run in 2024, but if he does, I’m pretty sure he will win the nomination.”