MCCONNELL: Well, he has his own agenda. And my view is, we will focus on this administration and the future, what they are trying to do for the country and narrow down the ’22 fall referendum on public sentiment towards the government they just elected. As they continued the 50-50 Senate and close score in the House.
So, once Directly Asked if he wanted Donald Trump to run for the Republican Party’s midterm elections, McConnell said, “Well, he has his own agenda!” In case you want me to translate it politically, it means “Nอ, Never, not in half a million years “ – Or something along those lines.
Viewing McConnell’s full answer explains why he does not want Trump to kick off these Senate major matches. He wants to focus on “this administration and the future, what they are trying to do for the country and make the ’22 fall referendum on how people feel about the new government.”
McConnell (his senator and Republican) could not make the 2022 midterm elections a pure referendum in the first two years of President Joe Biden if Trump in the states talks about how he will win the 2020 election and how the GOPers must help him overturn the results.
Which, strategically speaking, is definitely the right move. Historically, the presidential party has been cracked down on in parliament in the first midterm elections of his term, while voters see a mid-term balance of four years. Trump lost 40 seats in 2018. Barack Obama lost 63 in the middle of 2010. Bill Clinton lost 40 seats in the 1994 midterm elections.
The problem for McConnell is that, as he realized on Fox, Trump “has his own agenda.” Which means that Trump’s agenda and McConnell’s agenda are not exactly the same. And there is a slim chance that Mr. Trump will not restrain the middle ground in ways that are likely to confuse McConnell’s hopes for the most part in November.
For example, Mr. Trump has already stated that he plans to campaign against Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the fall – a punishment for his lack of loyalty to him as he descended. “She is the best friend the Washington Democrats have ever had – and Alaska’s reward for that betrayal is the power that will come after their wealth and work,” Trump said of Murkowski in a statement Monday. “I think she will get a brutal response from Alaska voters in 15 months, and I will be there to campaign against her!”
The issues for McConnell are a) Murkowski is current and b) she is the Republican nominee who has the best potential to win the Republican Party. Trump, of course, can pay less attention to anything. He wants revenge on Murkowski for Vote to accuse him
About his actions on January 6. This is not a good thing for the Republican Party. This is about (as usual) the good things for Donald Trump.
While Alaska is the most striking example of how Trump’s faction (and intervention) could deter Republicans, it Far From a single example.
Former NFL footballer Herschel Walker, who replaces Trump, has expressed a potential interest in running against Sen. Raphael Warnock in Georgia. Warnock is widely regarded as one of the most vulnerable democrats in the world – and naming someone like Walker, who never dwelt before and now lives in Texas, would be a significant risk.
In Missouri, the prospects Trump endorses controversial administration Eric Greitens
In the main race to replace Roy Roy, Washington senator. Ditto Trump’s loud shuffle for Senate Auction Sean Parnell in Pennsylvania
. (Parnell lost the House race in 2020, again with a strong reshuffle from the former president.)
Trump endorsement over Rep. Ted Budd for North Carolina Open House seat makes MPs extremely popular. But former Gov. Pat McCrory is still in contention and has been hailed by some GOP strategists as one of the strongest nominees in the country’s most tumultuous state.
In Wisconsin, Mr. Trump has called on President Ron Johnson
To run for a third term – although the authorities may be the same, Mr. Trump for Badger state voters.
So, yeah. McConnell may want Mr. Trump out of the Senate – and let the experts deal with things. But this is Donald Trump that we are talking about, so there is no chance.