'Long arm of Donald Trump' encircles Mitch McConnell in Senate

'Long arm of Donald Trump' encircles Mitch McConnell in Senate


Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) likely won’t be able to steer clear of the “long arm” of former President Donald Trump should Republicans retake control of the Senate, according to one of the journalist authors of a new book taking Washington by storm.

The thin margin by which Republicans may take command of the upper chamber would be decked with candidates beholden to Trump, making it difficult for McConnell, poised to retake the majority leader role, to wriggle free of the former president’s influence, New York Times reporter Alex Burns said during a TV appearance Wednesday.

“Mitch McConnell in so many ways [is] Exhibit A of Republicans who wish Trump would just fade away and finds now that’s not the

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