The ex-Republican President’s effort to take away Mitch McConnell’s leadership post in the Senate has failed….
No Republican US Senator will challenge McConnell, even if Trump wanted that….
The job is Mc Connell’s for as long as he wants it it would seem….
His throw downs against McConnell have had no effect outside the media headlines….
They may dance ‘for’ Trump…
But’The Donald’s’ support keeps evaporating around the edges everyday….
Despite months of attacks, the Trump-led campaign to depose the Senate minority leader has resulted in firm pledges from just two Republican candidates and no senators, and it has failed to turn up a formidable challenger to run against McConnell.
Inside the Capitol, conservative senators shrug at the question, revealing a lack of appetite even among the GOP’s anti-establishment wing and continued strong support for McConnell as leader.
Voters “care more about what you do as a senator, what you bring up, what you voted against, how you fight for it,” said Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), who won in 2020 with Trump’s endorsement and believes McConnell is doing “a good job.”
The former president, who remains critical of McConnell for declining to help him overturn the results of the 2020 election, has ramped up his calls for the Kentucky Republican’s ouster from leadership in recent weeks. This week alone, Trump issued several official statements lambasting McConnell, saying the GOP leader “saved the Democrats” by striking a deal to allow them to raise the debt ceiling, which caused some consternation within the Senate GOP….
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said candidate announcements about opposing McConnell are “designed for an audience of one”: Trump….