McConnell Refuses To Endorse Trump?

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( – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is facing increased pressure as he is laying the groundwork to endorse former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential race. This move would have been considered unthinkable only a year ago. 

On Saturday the former president won in the primary race in South Carolina which further helped him strengthen his hold on the Republican party. It has also resulted in McConnell finding himself in a tough spot. While the Senate Minority Leader had held out for as long as possible on Monday information came out about meetings between his team and the team of Trump that are focused on a possible endorsement. 

While the two have had a tumultuous history, a potential endorsement would put the Republican leader in a spot that he had likely not imagined previously. He had also watched Trump’s previous exit from the White House and had judged him for the events of Jan. 6, 2021. 

On Senate Republican told The Hill that they did not believe it would be easy for McConnell to proceed with an endorsement but that ultimately he was a pragmatist and that he would much rather prefer having a Republican in office who would push GOP policies. They proceeded to point out that they were not certain whether his political mind would be able to come above whatever personal issues he might have with Trump, but that if there was one person who could make such a move it was McConnell. 

According to reports from this week, Trump’s campaign manager Chris LaCivita, and  McConnell’s top political hand Josh Holmes had discussions about a possible endorsement. 

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