News Politics: According to Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, Republicans may not take back the Senate in 2022 due to a lack of “candidate quality.” At a Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Florence, Kentucky, McConnell stated, “I think there’s probably a larger probability the House switches than the Senate.” “Senate races are just distinct. They are widespread, he continued. “The outcome has a lot to do with candidate quality.” It was more than just an admission of the difficulties the GOP would have in regaining control of the chamber’s evenly divided members. Additionally, it was a clever move on McConnell’s part to put the political future of former President Donald Trump on the ballot in November. Additionally, given recent surveys, Trump’s chances and those of some of his hand-selected Senate candidates
But then the Fox News host laid out what he thought was the real problem with the GOP Senate leader’s remarks: “Maybe Mitch McConnell hates Donald Trump so much that he would probably rather see Trump-endorsed candidates lose, because he thinks that might hurt Donald Trump?”
Many rightly viewed McConnell’s comments as a dig at Trump for his very public backing of several flawed Senate candidates in the GOP primaries who are now trailing in the polls. It also explains why Trump’s stalwart media ally Sean Hannity used his Fox News show Friday night to slam McConnell for his remarks.First, Hannity criticized McConnell for failing to have an “agenda” and allegedly leaving Trump’s candidates “out to dry and fend for themselves.”
Bingo! Hannity finally got something right. Trump’s Senate picks are floundering, and McConnell is laying the blame at the former President’s door.