WSJ: Trump Seeks Challenger To Depose McConnell

The Hill reports:

Former President Trump is vetting possible candidates to remove Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) from his leadership position, according to The Wall Street Journal. Sources familiar with the situation told the Journal that Trump has been speaking with senators and allies to gauge if there is any interest in deposing McConnell, though lawmakers and aides told the publication there has so far been little enthusiasm for the prospect.

Despite being one of Trump’s most powerful allies in the federal government when he was in office, a rift quickly formed between McConnell and the former president after he left office. Though he did not vote to convict Trump during his second impeachment trial, McConnell said back in February that he believed Trump was “morally responsible” for provoking the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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