Mitch McConnell is launching another bid to be the top Republican in the Senate but he may be facing an uphill battle with some Republican colleagues. During an interview with “Hannity” South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham suggested he doesn’t intend to support McConnell for Republican Senate Leader because of his negative relationship with former President Trump.
“Elections are about the future,” Graham said. “If you want to be a Republican leader in the House or the Senate, you have to have a working relationship with President Donald Trump.
“He’s the most consequential Republican since Ronald Reagan. It’s his nomination if he wants it, and I think he’ll get reelected in 2024.”
But years before the next presidential election, there will be a decision on who leads the Senate GOP, and Graham suggested he could not vote for McConnell, who has broken with Trump after Jan. 6.
“I’m not going to vote for anybody for leader of the Senate as a Republican unless they can prove to me that they can advocate an ‘American First’ agenda and have a working relationship with President Trump, because if you can’t do that, you will fail,” Graham concluded.
So far, former President Trump has stooped short of making any official announcement about his plans for 2024 but has strongly hinted at launching another presidential campaign.