Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urges his Republican caucus not to support a move by Trump to challenge the Senate election.
The New York Times reported, “In a private conversation with the Senate Republicans, Mr. McConnell and his senior MPs asked their colleagues not to join the House to object to the January 6 election results when Congress meets to ratify the decision of the electoral college, according to three people familiar with the conversation who described it on condition of anonymity … So far, no senator has pledged to join them. To prevent this from happening, McConnell argued that a challenge would force Senators either to crack down on Trump or to reject the will of voters, potentially damaging those who run for election in 2022. “
Mitch McConnell doesn’t care about the country. If he had cared about democracy, he would have recognized Biden’s victory a month ago and put an end to the Trump election campaign. The only thing McConnell cares about is his Senate majority. According to polls, he has a 50/50 chance of holding the majority after the Georgia Senate runoff.
The resignation of Pennsylvania’s Senator Pat Toomey means that Republicans may already lose a Senate seat, especially if popular Governor Tom replaces Wolf Toomey.
The fight in the House and Senate to challenge the elections would be ugly and a waste of time.
McConnell drops Trump and moves on for not allowing anything to compromise his Senate majority.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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