Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) just fell and the Republican Party is stunned. The typically smooth politician has been caught.
“At this point, do you have any regrets about the statement you made on the floor?” asked Fox News’ Martha MacCallum referring to McConnell’s anti-Trump statements. McConnell completely dodged the question.
“Well, look, the actions of the new Democratic administration are unifying the Republican Party,” said McConnell. “We’ve had some internal back and forth that’s been widely covered,” but the party is now “looking forward.”
MacCallum also mentioned President Donald Trump’s recent speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), in which he invoked the names of several Republicans who opposed him. McConnell hedged again.
“Well, I didn’t watch it,” said McConnell. “I think the important thing now the American people expect from us is to stand up to this left-wing administration,” he continued. But MacCallum wasn’t going to let him get away with it.
“So you don’t want to comment on any of that,” she said. Based upon this interview, it appears McConnell’s strategy is to talk about Trump as little as possible in order to save face, but conservative voters will see right through it.
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