Republican Mitch McConnell expressed his views on the nomination of Trump for the presidential election of 2024. He pledged his support if Trump gets selected as the Republican nominee.
A few weeks back, the senior politician criticized Trump’s role in the Capitol riots and held him responsible for the provocation of the mob that attacked, looted, and damaged public property.
The recent statement seems to be a turning point by McConnell, who was very vocal in his views against the former president. During the second trial, he stated that if Trump is acquitted from the impeachment, then still he is morally responsible for all that happened in January.
On January 6, the Capitol was attacked by a violent mob to protest against the 2020 presidential election results.
The event caused 5 deaths and left many injured following which the House of Representatives started the impeachment accusing the then-president Donald Trump of inciting violence.
Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice, and the first president to face an impeachment trial after departing from office.
Trump has planned to announce his candidature next week for the 2024 elections. Trump plans to deliver a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on the 28th which is believed to be a political move by the former president.
After resigning, Trump has maintained a low profile and has scarcely given media appearances. CPAC is held once a year and is hosted by the Conservative League of America.
All this has revealed Trump’s influence in the Republic party and it may be difficult for other aspirants to find donors and support their campaigns.
However, the top Republican leadership is divided on how to treat Trump, when more than two-thirds of Republicans want Trump to play an important role in the party.
McConnell did not speak about Trump again until Thursday and has never expressed his views about the Republicans losing two seats in Georgia.
The recent announcements from Trump and press briefings of the Republicans show that there are no signs of Trump moving away from the political spotlight.