Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will “absolutely” support the 2024 Republican nominee for president, even if it is someone he said was “practically and morally responsible” for provoking an attack on the Capitol.
During a Fox News interview on Thursday evening, McConnell was asked by host Bret Baier about the next presidential election. McConnell said he believes that at least four GOP senators will run, as well as a few governors “and others.” Baier pressed McConnell or whether he would back former President Donald Trump if he wins the nomination, and McConnell responded that yes, he “absolutely” will.
Earlier this month, McConnell voted to acquit Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection, but just minutes later said the former president was “practically and morally responsible for provoking” the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Trump fed “wild falsehoods” to his base about a stolen election, McConnell said, because he was “angry” over losing, and his actions ahead of the riot “were a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty.”
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