McConnell will head to GOP convention

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will attend the Republican National Convention, signaling a continued collaboration with former President Donald Trump as the two try to flip both the White House and Senate. McConnell, who is stepping down as GOP leader at the end of the year, said he was not sure whether he will be speaking at the event but affirmed he will be in Milwaukee. “I don’t know what role I‘m going to play, but I am going to be chairman of the Kentucky delegation as I have been for a number of years. And I’ll be there,” McConnell said. The GOP leader has always steadfastly said he would support the Republican nominee, whether it was Trump or not, despite his highly critical remarks about Trump’s actions during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Still, the two did not speak for years — an icy turn now thawing. McConnell spoke to Trump at a meeting with GOP senators last week and next month will appear at the convention as the GOP nominates Trump for the third straight election.

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Author: Burgess Everett