McConnell Allies Flip On Donald Trump

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Republican allies of Sen. Mitch McConnell stayed quiet after being asked whether or not they would back former President Donald Trump if he is found guilty in the hush money trial. 

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) told CNN that he was not yet going to state an opinion on this and that they would see how the trial ended up going. 

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) also entered the discussion by pointing out that ultimately what they were focused on was policy in Congress. He added that they were still having to deal with the immigration crisis, economy, and other policy issues within the country. 

Reporter Manu Raju proceeded to question them regarding the character shown if Trump ends up being convicted. In response, Lankford argued that he always wanted to have people surrounding him who can be viewed as role models and that for him apart from having people who are like that, policy issues were also very important. 

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) stated that it would not be surprising to him if Trump ends up being found guilty in this case. He added that it was most likely what would happen but that ultimately the charges would be thrown out. He proceeded to accuse election interference regarding the New York hush-money case. 

Several Republican lawmakers have stated that the charges brought forward against Trump are bogus. On Tuesday, the trial is going to be moving toward the closing phase, as both sides have stopped calling forth witnesses for testimony. Trump has decided not to take the stand and make his case.

Copyright 2024,