Ever since Joe Biden assumed the presidency, Republicans have been drawing battle lines for the future. And many are wondering if Donald Trump will make another run in 2024.
Well, if you’re a member of the GOP and you don’t continue to support the former POTUS, you might face some serious criticism from right-wing voters.
And one of Washington’s leading politicians knows it.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has taken heat in the past for not standing 100 percent behind Trump on certain issues. As such, he occasionally falls out of favor with Conservatives.
But now it’s likely he’s going to reclaim some trust and appreciation.
That’s because McConnell has already made a decision concerning 2024 and a second Trump campaign — this time, he’s not hedging his bets or waffling.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) said Thursday on Fox News Channel that he would absolutely support former President Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2024.
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McConnell did say that “a lot has to happen between now and twenty-four,” and added that “at least four members” of the GOP might be planning to run for President.
Then there are a few governors who are considering a White House bid in 2024; for example, we’ve heard rumors that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will run.
But when Fox host Bret Baier asked McConnell point blank, Mitch didn’t shy away from the question:
Anchor Bret Baier said, ‘If the president was the party’s nominee would you support him?’
McConnell said, ‘The nominee of the party? Absolutely.’
Obviously, the key to this question is that Trump would have to be the party nominee before McConnell supported him.
It’s a little hazy as to whether or not McConnell would support Donald Trump above all other candidates. But as he said, 2024 is a long ways off, so it’s no surprise he’s not willing to commit just yet.
If Trump does decide on a second run, it will undoubtedly cause quite the uproar among both Democrats and the media.
And if this happens, he’s going to need as much Republican support as possible, that’s for certain.
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made an announcement concerning 2024.
- He says he “absolutely” will support Donald Trump if he’s the Republican party nominee for President.
- McConnell adds that other GOP candidates will be considered, including several governors.