Republicans Race to Replace McConnell, as Trump's Preferred Candidate Faces Skepticism
  • 2 months ago
Republicans are in a race to replace Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after his retirement announcement. Trump wants National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Steve Daines of Montana to run, but Republicans are skeptical of Trump playing a role. Senators who voted to impeach Trump said he should have no role, while others said the conference should decide internally. Even pro-Trump senators said having Trump endorse someone could turn it into a "beauty contest" instead of being about leadership skills.