Graham to McConnell: Work with Trump or ‘Fail’

Wednesday on FNC’s “Hannity,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) raised the possibility of not supporting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) given a perception McConnell and former President Donald Trump don’t have a good relationship.

Graham encouraged McConnell to have that relationship and make the case for Trump-era policies. Otherwise, the South Carolina Republican said McConnell would “fail.”

“Well, elections are about the future — if you want to be a Republican leader in the House or the Senate, you have to have a working relationship with President Donald Trump,” he said. “He’s the most consequential Republican since Ronald Reagan. It’s his nomination if he wants it, and I think he’ll get reelected in 2024. I like Senator McConnell. He worked well with President Trump to get a bunch of judges, including three Supreme Court justices on the bench. They got the tax cuts passed working together.”

“But here’s the question: Can Senator McConnell effectively work with the leader of the Republican Party, Donald Trump?” Graham continued. “I’m not going to vote for anybody that can’t have a working relationship with President Trump to be a team, to come up with an American First agenda, to show the difference between us and liberal Democrats, prosecute the case for Trump policies, and I’m not going to vote for anybody for leader of the Senate as a Republican unless they can prove to me that they can advocate an American First agenda and have a working relationship with President Trump because if you can’t do that, you will fail.”

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