Former President Donald Trump has hit a wall in his efforts to oust Mitch McConnell as GOP leader.
Despite months of attacks, the Trump-led campaign to depose the Senate minority leader has resulted in firm pledges from just two Republican candidates and no senators, and it has failed to turn up a formidable challenger to run against McConnell.
Inside the Capitol, conservative senators shrug at the question, revealing a lack of appetite even among the GOP’s anti-establishment wing and continued strong support for McConnell as leader.
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“Republican campaign staffers in multiple states said their candidates have so far received only one or two questions at events about their support for McConnell—far short of a rallying cry from the conservative base.” https://t.co/lLA5lExXXW
— Matt Holt (@mattholt33) December 17, 2021