Anti-Trump Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he would “absolutely” support former President Donald Trump if he won the GOP’s party nomination in 2024…I’ll believe it when I see it.
McConnell went on Fox News’ “Special Report With Bret Baier” Thursday evening and hinted that some Republicans are already thinking of running for commander-in-chief.
“I’ve got at least four members that I think are planning on running for president, plus some governors and others. There’s no incumbent. Should be a wide open race,” McConnell told host Bret Baier.
Baier then asked McConnell if would support Trump if he were to win the party’s nomination for the next presidential election.
“The nominee of the party? Absolutely,” the Kentucky Republican replied.
After Mitch McConnell said a number of senators are likely to run in 2024, @BretBaier asked what he would do if Trump was the nominee: "If the President was the party's nominee [in 2024], would you support him?"
McConnell replied w/this: "The nominee of the party? Absolutely." pic.twitter.com/FZb9kXSiiZ
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 25, 2021
After leaving office, President Trump was impeached for a second time after House Democrats accused him of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill insurrection, but the Senate failed to convict him in a WITCH-HUNT impeachment trial.
Since then, the former president said he planned to remain active in the GOP, including the 2022 midterm elections.
Mitch McConnell just said he would “absolutely” support President Trump if he ran in 2024.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 26, 2021
Even Utah Sen. Mitt Romney…an outspoken Trump critic…told the New York Times recently that if Trump plans to run in 2024, he believes he will be the party’s nominee.