Asked about that Thursday by Axios’ Jonathan Swan
, McConnell said he has
“an obligation to support the nominee
” of his party
. And McConnell said that his two statements on Trump were
“not at all inconsistent
, I stand by everything I said on January
6 and everything I said on February the 13th.
Watter, een, OK. Let’s take McConnell at his word. If you do that, you are left with this:
Mitch McConnell is totally cool with Republicans nominating someone who he believes provoked a riot at the US Capitol because he couldn’t cope with the fact that he had lost an election.
There’s simply no other conclusion to be drawn here.
Pressed further by Swan, McConnell gesê: “I don’t get to pick the Republican nominee for president. They are elected by the Republican voters all over the country.”
That is a striking abdication of the leadership role he plays in the party.
Die punt: Oor die verlede 14 maande, McConnell has adjusted his position on Trump because the base of the Republican Party never walked away from the former President as the Senate GOP leader clearly hoped they would. But that reality makes McConnell’s current position — in light of his past comments — pretty wild.