• April 13, 2024

Mich McConnell Has Thrown Trump Under The Bus Again…..

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that former President Donald Trump’s primary support “proven to be highly substantial” and ultimately costly for Republicans’ unsuccessful bid to retake the Senate.

In remarks he made over the summer, McConnell brought up his concern about the “candidate quality” of the candidates Trump supported.

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“I think there’s probably a higher possibility the House switches than the Senate,” McConnell told NBC News in August. “Senate contests just differ. They’re all around the state. The caliber of the candidates has a significant impact on the outcome.
The remark was interpreted as a barely disguised dig at Trump, whose candidates for the Senate lost important races in elections the GOP intended to win. Along with dominating the Senate, Democrats also won a seat there. Among Trump’s conspicuous omissions were Don Bolduc in New Hampshire, Blake Masters in Arizona, Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, and Herschel Walker in Georgia.
McConnell remarked, “Looking back to ’22, some of you may recall, I never said there was a red wave,” during a press conference on Tuesday at the Capitol. “ Looking at each race separately, I didn’t make it up when I said we had a number of close races. Several of the races were tight. In the end, we spent some time talking with the prospect. Does anybody remember who brought that up in August? Think about Arizona, New Hampshire, and a challenging situation in Georgia.
The importance of fielding “great candidates” was underlined by McConnell.
Before naming off the Republican Senate nominees from prior election cycles who were unsuccessful, McConnell stated, “We had an opportunity to re-learn – one more time – that you had to have quality candidates to win hard Senate battles.” This was something that Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle, Todd Akin, and Richard Mourdock all experienced in 2010, and 2012, and tragically we experienced it once more in 2022.

Then McConnell cited Trump’s endorsements as the cause.

Because of the backing from the previous president, he continued, “Our capacity to affect the primary outcome was fairly restricted in ’22. In these primaries, “proved to be quite decisive.”

 

 

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