On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech, Senior Editor Chris Bedford, and Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky discuss Mitch McConnell and the future of the GOP.
“McConnell is only the leader of the party in the Senate. He takes on this role occasionally where he acts as if he’s the leader of the party, but obviously, we know from poll data that … they listen to Trump, they don’t listen to McConnell,” Domenech said. “What McConnell is generally speaking to then is not the base, but to the donor base, to K Street, and to the corporate donors, and so he sometimes has to take on certain roles where he plays the lightning rod, or he takes on a slightly different stance than the rest of his conference, and he goes behind the scenes and allows certain people to vote certain ways and certain things. … [Impeachment] was not a moment where he was trying