Donald Trump is jumping into primary races already and we know some of his candidates are not on Senator Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) wish list.
That being said, McConnell, who usually allows primary races to play out on their own, has stated that will not be the case this year.
McConnell has vowed to step in when he thinks the candidate will not be able to beat a Democrat.
Trump v. McConnell
This is setting up for a legendary battle between the old guard and the new.
McConnell is pure establishment and Donald Trump brought a lot of new people to the party.
It would behoove McConnell to work with and identify candidates with Trump, but that will never happen.
These two are miles apart in terms of getting along after McConnell threw Trump under the bus late in his term.
It was rumored the two did not even speak the last few weeks of Trump’s presidency.
Trump is picking the candidates he believes will represent the people of this country in the best possible way.
McConnell could care less about their agenda and simply wants an R next to their name on the ballot.
It goes without saying that not every candidate getting the backing of Trump will fall into Mitch’s little approval zone, so Mitch is ready to go to war.
He stated, “There’s no question that in order to win … you have to appeal to the general election audience.
“I’ll be keeping an eye on that. Hopefully, we won’t have to intervene, but if we do, we will.”
Expect Trump and McConnell to be at odds in numerous races, with Alaska and Wyoming more than likely being at the top of that list.
Source: The Hill