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McConnell exit surprises GOP: ‘It’s Trump’s party now’

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
From The Center
Politics, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump
Allison Robbert

GOP senators say Sen. Mitch McConnell (Ky.) saw the writing on the wall in choosing this term to be his final as Senate Republican leader, arguing it’s increasingly obvious that the party is drifting away from him and embracing former President Trump as its likely presidential nominee.

“I think it’s a reflection of Mitch’s understanding of the room. I think it’s a reflection of both his personal situation as he described eloquently in his speech and his reading of the political climate and his respect for that,” Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) said after McConnell...

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