Graham Might Not Back McConnell for Senate GOP Leader

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The Facts

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham says he won't support Mitch McConnell as Senate GOP leader unless McConnell forges a "working relationship" with Donald Trump.

  • Trump and McConnell initially clashed over the Capitol Riots.

The Spin

Pro-Trump narrative

McConnell is endorsing a Democratic witch-hunt against Trump and his supporters - he is not fit to lead the GOP.

Left narrative

Graham's Trumpist sycophancy is wasted breath because McConnell is the real powerhouse advancing the GOP agenda; if re-elected, Trump will need McConnell to secure party unity in 2024.

Establishment split



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