McConnell Announces Retirement?

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( – On Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) claimed that he was uncertain about whether or not Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was going to be running for reelection if former President Donald Trump won back the White House in 2024. 

When asked by “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo whether he thought McConnell would run for reelection if Trump won back the Oval Office, Cruz argued that he did not know and that this was entirely McConnell’s decision. 

He proceeded to point out that there was “bad blood” between Trump and McConnell, but ultimately it would be up to the Senate Minority Leader to choose what he was going to do. He added that what he wanted was to see the Senate Republicans standing up and fighting. He noted that he believed the November election was going to be good and that it was going to bring Trump’s reelection To the White House. 

McConnell’s six-year term is set to finish in 2026. 

Capitol Hill is well aware of Trump’s and McConnell’s relationship as Trump has often blasted McConnell for his leadership. McConnell has also slammed Trump in the past. However, last week McConnell acknowledged that Trump was the most prominent GOP member currently and defended his choice to support Trump on certain issues. 

Earlier this month Trump heavily opposed the Senate’s bipartisan border security bill, which ended up failing because of the Republican party’s opposition. He has also slammed the Senate’s emergency defense spending bill which would provide Israel and Ukraine with further aid. 

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