The Senate Majority leader maybe the leader after January ….
But Donald Trump will be President until January 20th….
For the next 69 days McConnell wants a few things that he needs Trump to not knock down….
McConnell is gonna need something to hang on when dealing with Joe Biden ….
There is NO evidence of the voter fraud Trump is using as shield to explain his losing the election last week…
McConnell does believe in the way things work in the United States Government…President Trump does NOT….
The Senate Majority leader has to walk a fine line …..
McConnell “has to worry about Trump messing up what they’re trying to do in Georgia, messing up what they might try to do in the next Congress, messing up the next election, messing up the party.”
Other political observers have gone a step further, warning that Trump is inflicting lasting damage on American democracy with his claims of a stolen election.
Senate Republicans, however, are largely aligning themselves with Trump’s position on the election results. Only four GOP senators have extended congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden.
Between now and Inauguration Day, McConnell will need Trump’s support to pass a year-end omnibus spending bill and a targeted coronavirus relief package, two of his top priorities for the lame-duck session — something that is far from guaranteed. Failure to pass a spending bill before Dec. 12 would lead to a government shutdown.
Still, McConnell has been careful not to directly endorse Trump’s fraud claims, which could undermine the legitimacy of an election that is expected to return Republicans to the Senate majority.
The GOP leader also has his own reputation to protect.
“McConnell is an institutionalist and he’s a member of the body that is supposed to be the saucer that cools the hot coffee from the cup of the House,” Cross said, noting McConnell’s cool reception to claims of voter fraud that House GOP leaders have echoed.
That image of McConnell could easily be tarnished if he were to latch onto Trump’s sweeping and so far baseless allegations of fraud and official misconduct….