Mitch McConnell to Make Endorsement Despite Trump’s Warning

( – On February 13, the Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump of the impeachment charge against him. Although most Republicans stood by his side, seven deflected and voted to convict. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently showed support for one of them, despite a warning from Trump.

During a briefing with reporters on Monday, March 1, McConnell said he and the National Republican Senatorial Committee would be supporting Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in the upcoming state primary. His pledge of support comes after Trump told the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that conservatives should “get rid of” all the GOP lawmakers who have not stood with him.

McConnell’s recent remarks aren’t the first time he has turned his back on Trump. After the impeachment trial he blamed the former president for the January 6 incident. The minority leader was just reelected to another six year term, so it’s possible he feels safe in his position. But voters have a long memory and his behavior isn’t something they are likely to forget.

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