McConnell says he would ‘completely’ assist Trump as 2024 nominee

U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell throughout a marketing campaign rally on the Rupp Enviornment on November 4, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., mentioned Thursday he would “completely” assist former President Donald Trump if he gained the GOP’s 2024 presidential nominee.

“Effectively there’s loads to occur between now and ’24,” McConnell mentioned in an interview with Fox Information. “I’ve received at the very least 4 members that I believe are planning to run for president plus some governors and others; There isn’t any incumbent, a wide-open race and needs to be enjoyable for you all to cowl.”

Extra from NBC Information

When requested if he would assist Trump, who has hinted at a second run, grew to become the Republican nominee, he mentioned, “Completely.” GOP Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Tom Cotton of Arkansas in addition to former U.N ambassador Nikki Haley have additionally been talked about as potential candidates.

McConnell’s remarks come weeks after the Republican chief voted to acquit Trump at his impeachment trial whereas additionally criticizing his “disgraceful dereliction of duty” on Jan. 6. The Senate voted 57-43 to convict him however fell in need of the two-thirds majority wanted.

“There isn’t any query, none, that President Trump is virtually and morally accountable for scary the occasions of the day. No query about it,” McConnell mentioned on the time. “The individuals who stormed this constructing believed they have been appearing on the needs and directions of their president.”

McConnell mentioned he voted not responsible on the one cost of incitement of revolt solely as a result of Trump’s not in workplace — and never as a result of he believed the previous president hadn’t incited the gang that stormed the Capitol, which resulted in 5 deaths.

Trump, in flip, slammed McConnell in an announcement after the impeachment vote as a “political hack” who “does not have what it takes” to steer the celebration.

“The Republican Occasion can by no means once more be revered or robust with political ‘leaders’ like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm,” Trump mentioned in a 600-word assertion the place he additionally blamed McConnell for Republicans’ dropping two key Senate seats in a particular election in Georgia.

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