Everybody is NOT rowing together among the Grand ole’ Party US Senator’s….
Senate Republicans are hoping to avoid an intraparty bloodbath that would threaten their chances of taking back the majority in 2022.
Tensions within the party have been on full display since the ugly mob attack on the Capitol and the impeachment vote and Senate trial that divided Republicans and left former President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) trading charges in public.
Even on Wednesday, the tensions were evident when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the third-ranking House Republican, disagreed over Trump’s attendance at a conservative conference this weekend.
Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 Senate Republican, acknowledged the current signs of disunity but predicted competing factions of the party would unify.
“I think there will be a lot more coordination than it might appear at the moment,” Thune said.
“The former president, the NRSC and Sen. McConnell and his team, I think, will be realizing that for us to succeed we’ve got to succeed as a team,” he added, referring to the National Republican Senatorial Committee….