McConnell’s Midterm Game Plan

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Here’s what McConnell wants to do…

As Mitch McConnell, longtime GOP Senate Leader, keeps his gaze squarely on November’s midterm and securing a majority in the chambers, his focus is on Biden, not Trump.

This strategy was on best display when he appeared in an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier on the “Special Report.”

When McConnell was asked if Trump would be assisting the GOP’s midterm bid, McConnell responded, saying he believes “the midterm election almost certainly is going to be a referendum on the party in power.”

He added that given the Democrats controlling both the House and Senate, these midterm elections would be damaging for Dems, as it is “a report on the performance of those who are in charge, those who are governing.”

Following this response, Baier continued his line of questioning about the former President. However, after McConnell also dodged that one, Baier noted that “there were two questions about former President Trump” saying in neither McConnell talked about Trump.

But McConnell’s expert redirecting in favor of topics he wants to address was also evident recently when reporters requested McConnell detail the Senate Republicans agenda if they regained control. McConnell answered, “I’ll let you know when we take it back.”

Although McConnell has been repeatedly ridiculed and disparaged by Trump, the Senate Minority Leader isn’t letting these remarks distract him.

Following the lawmaker acknowledging Biden’s Electoral College victory, the relationship between him and the former President began showing signs of fraying. Yet, McConnell still voted to acquit Trump in his Senate impeachment trial last February.

Then, minutes after the trial concluded, McConnell mentioned that the former President “bears moral responsibility” for his actions inciting the riot and supporters storming the Capitol.