Mitch McConnell Endorses Trump for Presidency in an Underwhelming Announcement

Continuing in his obstructionist ways, Mitch McConnell finds another spineless way, by endorsing the indicted Trump for the presidency, to continue his legacy of damage to this nation.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: “In a statement Wednesday morning, McConnell said it’s “abundantly clear that former President Trump has earned the requisite support of Republican voters to be our nominee for President of the United States. He plans to support Trump, he said, with the presumptive GOP nominee expected to square off this November against current President Joe Biden.

McConnell’s announcement came just minutes after Trump’s final substantive primary challenger – former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley – said she would leave the race the morning after Super Tuesday, in which Trump dominated the races across the country.

Per CNN, The public support from McConnell also came after his other top Republican senators have endorsed Trump. John Thune, the No. 2 Republican in the chamber who is running to replace McConnell, endorsed Trump earlier this month. Texas Sen. John Cornyn, another possible McConnell successor, backed Trump after he won the New Hampshire primary.

In an interview last month on Fox News, Trump said he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to work with McConnell if he returned to the White House, though he did not include any personal insults in those comments at that time. Days later, McConnell announced his plans to step down as the GOP’s Senate leader, as rumors swirled that people around the two politicians were working to secure an endorsement.

McConnell served as the GOP’s Senate leader throughout Trump’s time in office. But the senator broke with Trump in the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol. The two have not spoken since, and while McConnell did not vote in favor of impeachment after that riot, he said Trump was “morally responsible” for what had happened and said he believed the former president could be held responsible in court.

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