McConnell endorses Trump after Super Tuesday romp: ‘It should come as no surprise…’

True to form, results of Super Tuesday prompted a statement from the Republican Senate Leader that “should come as no surprise…”

With a near sweep against former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in the latest primary contests, former President Donald Trump’s resounding win all but secured the 2024 GOP nomination. Wednesday, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell acknowledged the unofficial end of the selection process with a statement on his support for the third run at the White House.

“It is abundantly clear that former President Trump has earned the requisite support of Republican voters to be our nominee for President of the United States,” read the statement from McConnell as news spread that Haley was ending her campaign. “It should come as no surprise that as nominee, he will have my support.”

The Senate Leader continued, “During his Presidency, we worked together to accomplish great things for the American people including tax reform that supercharged our economy and a generational change of our federal judiciary — most importantly, the Supreme Court. I look forward to the opportunity of switching from playing defense against the terrible policies the Biden administration has pursued to a sustained offense geared towards making a real difference in improving the lives of the American people.”

According to The Hill, the public support for Trump followed behind-the-scenes talks between Josh Holmes, a longtime top political aide of McConnell, and the president’s campaign manager Chris LaCivita.

It also followed the Kentucky lawmaker’s recent announcement that come November, with over two years remaining in his current term, he would step down as the leader in the upper chamber.

In addition to foisting blame on Trump for the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, McConnell had played politics when the president was slapped with his 37-count indictment from special counsel Jack Smith and had told the press when asked to comment, “I’m not going to start commenting [on] all the various candidates we have running for President.”

At the time of this post, the president had not publicly reacted to securing the “support” of McConnell, but he had previously gone on record when McConnell had begun to freeze up during the summer of 2023 saying, “We have some people in the Senate that are fantastic and would be great at that position.”

Not long after, Trump unloaded on the congressman at an event in South Carolina while addressing the perceived political persecution he faced from President Joe Biden’s Justice Department.

“These guys, what they’re doing with this election interference, and the Senate has to step up and do something. The House is doing a lot of things,” said the one-time commander-in-chief. “But the Senate under perhaps the worst leader in the history of our country running the Senate, Mitch McConnell, has to step up and do something.”

Kevin Haggerty


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