Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, has indicated he will support the candidacy of former President Trump if he wins the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election.
Mitch McConnell to Support Trump in 2024 Election
This is the second time McConnell clarified he would support Trump’s likely candidacy in the 2024 election.
Last year, a journalist asked the senator if he would support Trump after his controversial stance against the former president.
Responding to this, McConnell stated it should not be a surprise for anyone that he would support the official candidate of the Republican Party in any case.
Furthermore, he added he has an “obligation” to support the presidential candidate of his party.
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Although the senator stated he stands by everything he said regarding January 6 events, he has no authority to choose the Republican candidate, as the voters of the party do this all over the country.
The journalist told him about the point of view of another Trump critic, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney.
According to the reporter, Cheney said some things are more important than the party’s loyalty, signaling not to support the former president.
The distance between Trump and McConnell increased as the January 6 events unfolded, and the senator criticized Trump for his actions.
When he voted for the Democrats’ infrastructure bill, Trump called him a “RINO,” meaning a Republican in name only.
Similarly, the former president was also accused of lobbying against other Republican senators to reduce their chances of reelection.
This came at a time when the liberal New York Times asserted the senator was working behind the scenes to oust some of the GOP candidates who are backed by Trump.
Trump made two key endorsements for the 2022 elections
Meanwhile, political endorsements are coming in other elections, as well. On Saturday, Trump announced his backing for GOP senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz of Pennsylvania.
Liz Harrington, the spokesperson for Trump, announced the decision earlier, which was followed by the announcement by Trump himself at a rally in North Carolina.
Trump noted that people like Oz have to be elected in order to save the country from far-left radical groups who would otherwise capture the country.
The former president also noted that Oz’s 18-year-long TV career suggests that people like him, so he can have good chances of winning a Senate seat.
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Dr. Oz is a host of a famous TV show and can be a likely candidate for the Republican Party where the incumbent Pat Toomey is retiring.
Trump also endorsed the incumbent Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina, who is also seeking to run for the Senate seat in the upcoming elections.
The former president likewise hinted toward his own run for the presidency in the 2024 election; although, he did not announce it officially.