President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have failed to get along or see eye to eye for quite some time.
During Trump’s time as President, there were some occasions where he and McConnell could successfully work together. However, the relationship between the pair significantly went downhill following the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021.
Since Trump’s exit from the White House, he and the Senate Minority Leader are still not in a perfect place. The 45th President has routinely criticized McConnell, asserting that his senatorial leadership isn’t doing Republicans any favors.
Now, another Republican is weighing in on the Trump-McConnell relationship and what it means in the grander scheme of things, per National Review.
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham seems eager for the former President and GOP lawmakers to ultimately bury the hatchet and become allies again. During a Fox News interview, Graham opined that holding a leadership role in Congress demands a positive “working relationship” with Trump.
Not long afterward, Graham stated that while he likes the Senate Minority Leader, he will fail if he’s unable to make friends with President Trump. Graham furthermore billed Trump as the GOP’s “leader.”
There are no signs that Trump and McConnell plan to put water under the bridge. The pair have different views about the events of January 6, 2021, and the appropriate leadership style for the Republican Party as we advance.
While McConnell isn’t on good terms with Trump, he’s still announced his decision to run for another term in Congress in the upcoming elections. Ultimately, time will determine whether or not the Senate Minority Leader manages to have another successful run, even as he’s on the outs with Trump.
Right now, the GOP is months away from the midterms, which they have an excellent chance of winning. The last thing the Republican Party needs is in-party bickering and divisions that take them down from within.
Democrats are growing increasingly desperate as November gets closer. Therefore, they will pull out each stop to keep their sense of losing power.
If Republicans play their cards right, November can bring about a red wave to the likes, never witnessed before. The GOP has the right policies, candidates, and gameplan. Now, it’s simply time for the Republican Party to execute.