He lost four years and elections. But there’s no one with real power within the Republican Party – and sweating back – President Trump: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Why it’s important: This is a preview of the power struggle that will define the Republican Party in 2021.
You saw this McConnell only recognized Biden as president-elect.
- You saw this blocking pressure from McConnell to raise Trump’s stimulus check to $ 2,000, which split Senate Republicans.
- And you can now ask him for a congressional certificate of Biden’s victory. Watching with an attempt to cut through the futile resistance.
Yes, but: Until now, McConnell’s strategy has been thwarted by the chaos created by Trump. Now, the Senate leader – whose autobiography is called “The Long Game” – is finally able to determine the party’s path.
- Reports said the Republican Tive Parent, being familiar with the leader’s thinking, said, “McConnell is trying to reclaim the role he had in 2009.
What he is thinking: Depending on the outcome of Georgia’s culmination on Tuesday, McConnell will have to find a way to save – or regain from a Senate majority, in which the Priorities were encouraging candidates to win, but could well lose.
- During Trump’s presidency, Margaret Tellev of ios Xios said McConnell derived from an alliance that got 200++ lifetime judges – including three Supreme Court justices. As a former president, Trump carries more responsibility.
Bottom line: Starting 19 days from now, McConnell is the most powerful Republican in the country.