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Trump is no longer a viable Presidential candidate –
McConnell: Trump’s “political clout has diminished,”
Vows not to bow to his candidates in 2024!

“(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on February 16, 2021 shows US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, October 27, 2020 and US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 5, 2020.”
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McConnell calls out ‘diminished’ Trump, vows not to bow to his candidates in 2024

+ Editor’s note: With the damning January 6th Committee report released last night fingering Trump for the Insurrection, plus Senate Minority Leader McConnell distancing himself, Trump’s candidacy for President is no longer viable.

From CNBC:

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell deferred to former President Donald Trump’s handpicked candidates in competitive midterm races, culminating in jarring defeats and a larger Democratic majority that bucked the odds.

He promises not to let that happen again, insisting he will “actively look for quality candidates” to promote in the 2024 primaries.

In a rare and pointed criticism of the former president, who’s seeking a comeback in two years, McConnell said Trump’s power is on the wane and called on him to back off Senate primaries.

“Here’s what I think has changed: I think the former president’s political clout has diminished,” McConnell told NBC News on Wednesday in a wide-ranging interview in his Capitol Hill office.

The diminished standing has made McConnell — and by extension his allies, like the deep-pocketed Senate Leadership Fund super PAC — “less inclined to accept cards that may be dealt to us,” he said.

“We can do a better job with less potential interference,” he said. “The former president may have other things to do.”

McConnell also blamed Trump for tarnishing the party’s image among crucial independent and swing voters, who rejected GOP Senate contenders in the states that decided the majority. He said that the party underperformed in “every state” — including the red state of Ohio, which Republicans narrowly won — and that its performance was “fatal” in Arizona, New Hampshire and Georgia.

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+ The New York Times: Jan. 6 Panel Issues Final Report, Placing Blame for Capitol Riot on ‘One Man’ – The report expanded on this summer’s televised hearings, describing in detail what it called former President Donald J. Trump’s “multipart plan” to overturn the 2020 election.

Posted by Steve on December 23, 2022 at 8:26 am | Permalink

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