In a shift away from his own comments following the January insurrection at the Capitol, Senator Mitch McConnell says he would now support former President Trump in 2024 if he were to become the GOP nominee.
The Kentucky Senator made the comments while speaking with Fox’s Brett Baier.
“There’s a lot to happen between now and ’24. I’ve got at least four members that I think are planning on running for president. … Should be a wide open race,” McConnell said.
Baier then asked if he would support Trump if he became the party’s nominee.
“The nominee of the party? Absolutely,” McConnell replied.
That’s a much different tune than the Sentor was singing earlier this year when he said Trump was “morally responsible” for the attack on the Capitol and that then President Trump “provoked” the protesters.
Trump broke his silence about McConnell disloyalty a few weeks ago in a statement.
“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again. He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country. Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse
Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership,” Trump wrote.
Utah Senator Mitt Romney, another GOP Senator who often stands against Trump, believes he would be the nominee in 2024 if he decides to run.
“I don’t know if he’ll run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I’m pretty sure he will win the nomination,” Romney said. “A lot can happen between now and 2024.”
“I look at the polls, and the polls show that among the names being floated as potential contenders in 2024, if you put President Trump in there among Republicans, he wins in a landslide,” he added.