Report: McConnell in Talks With Trump Campaign Over Possible Endorsement

By Hamodia Staff

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 5, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

After a years-long feud, Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) might endorse former President Donald Trump, in the interest of winning back the White House, The Hill reported Monday, citing two sources familiar with the situation.

The sources indicated that talks are underway between Trump’s campaign manager Chris LaCivita and Josh Holmes, who has served as McConnell’s right-hand man for several years.  

“We’ve reached the part of the primary where the party is coming together,” one source familiar with the discussions said. 

“The absolute worst thing that can happen to this country is electing Joe Biden for four more years, and you can expect to coalesce around that point over the next nine months,” the source continued. 

Trump has steamrolled through the Republican primaries, handily carrying Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and most recently South Carolina, the home state of his only remaining opponent, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. He maintains double-digit leads over Haley nationally and in every state.

Over two-thirds of Republican senators have endorsed Trump, including some of McConnell’s allies.

Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the second most powerful Senate Republican, endorsed Trump over the weekend, leaving only two members of the party’s senate leadership – McConnell and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) – as holdouts.

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