Trump is Trying to Replace Mitch McConnell as Minority Leader With Another Senator
Mitch McConnell had an election in 2020. His opponent, Amy McGrath had an impressive background as the first female to fly a combat mission for the US Marine Corps. She was also very well funded, outraising the incumbent by $33 million. McConnell ended up winning the election by close to 20 points.
Donald Trump also had an election in 2020 which he lost by over 7 million votes. His lack of popularity allowed Democrats to win states like Arizona and Pennsylvania and flip two senate seats in Georgia. Still, the GOP has decided to stay all in with the 45th president.
McConnell is seemingly done with Trump. While Republicans like Lindsey Graham and Kevin McCarthy are still kissing Trump’s ring, the senate minority leader has all but forgotten about them. In fact, a report surfaced this week that the two men haven’t even spoken since last December.
And Trump may be done with McConnell. According to a piece in today’s Wall St. Journal:
“Mr. Trump has spoken recently with senators and allies about trying to depose Mr. McConnell and whether any Republicans are interested in mounting a challenge, according to people familiar with the conversations. There is little appetite among Senate Republicans for such a plan, lawmakers and aides said, but the discussions risk driving a wedge deeper between the most influential figure in the Republican Party and its highest-ranking member in elected office.”
McConnell has stayed in power longer than nearly any other Republican. Anyone wishing to try and depose him is tking a major risk.