Just a few weeks ago, McConnell was attacking President Trump because of the storming of the Capitol, which surprised everyone and earned him some praise from the left and the media. The right, on the other hand, were outraged that one of the top leaders of the Republican Party would turn on his voters. Now, McConnell is changing his tune.
In an interview with Fox News‘ Brett Baier, McConnell made the surprising announcement that he would support President Trump for the Republican Party nomination in 2024.
“There’s a lot to happen between now and ’24. I’ve got at least four members that I think are planning on running for president… Should be a wide open race,” McConnell said.
Baier then asked the Senate Minority Leader if he would back Trump if he wins the nomination in 2024. “The nominee of the party? Absolutely,” McConnell replied.
This was quite a shock to the left and the media, who are now calling Mitch McConnell a hypocrite. Left-wing activists on social media are losing their minds over the senator’s statement, pushing the hashtag #MoscowMitch to trend on Twitter.
Baier went on to play a clip of McConnell’s speech on the Senate floor excoriating President Trump over the riot. The senator chose to change the subject of the conversation, arguing that there are more important issues to be discussing at the moment, rather than talking about someone who is no longer in public office.
“My point is what happened in the past is not something relevant now, we’re moving forward. We’ve got a new administration,” he said.
Baier tried to keep Trump the subject of the conversation, asking if McConnell thought that he should be speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday, February 28.
“I don’t have any advice to give the former president about where he should speak or what we should say,” McConnell responded.
As the left and the mainstream media try to keep the conversation focused on Trump, the right is focused on preventing Joe Biden and the Democrat Congress from enacting their radical far-left policies. The media is using this tactic to distract the American people from the insanity going on in left-wing politics at the moment, and they can’t be allowed to succeed.
It may be too late for McConnell though, despite the fact that he is clearly trying to backtrack on his criticism of Trump. Republican voters seem to have already made up their minds that they are sick of establishment RINOs betraying them over and over again. Calls to primary and censure Republicans like Mitch McConnell have already begun to spread among Trump supporters, who make up a large percentage of the Republican base.