Published On: Sat, Aug 1st, 2020

Mitch McConnell Reportedly Allowing Republicans To ‘Do Whatever It Takes To Salvage Their Campaigns’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a press conference following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building.

According to a Friday report from CNN, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is concerned that the Republican Party might lose control of the upper chamber in November.

Citing multiple sources briefed on the matter, the publication reported that McConnell is allowing GOP candidates to “do whatever it takes to salvage their campaigns” ahead of the November elections.

McConnell has reportedly signaled to vulnerable Republican incumbents that they can distance themselves from President Donald Trump, whose apparent failures amid the coronavirus pandemic appear to have hurt the GOP’s chances of wielding significant power in the U.S. Congress.

However, the president remains exceptionally popular among conservative voters, which has forced senators to “walk a tightrope” as to not alienate the voting base.

“These vulnerable senators can’t afford to explicitly repudiate Trump. They just need to show they are independent on issues important in their states,” a source told CNN.

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Mitch McConnell Reportedly Allowing Republicans To ‘Do Whatever It Takes To Salvage Their Campaigns’