Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is being warned now: If he fights former President Donald Trump, he’s going to lose.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich issued this warning in a Sunday interview with WABC-AM’s John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable,” bashing McConnell’s recent rhetoric and praising House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“What’s very striking is that President Trump still has such enormous reach in the party that nobody can fight him,” Gingrich said in the interview.
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“You can complain about him. You can criticize him. But McConnell can’t possibly fight Trump. He doesn’t have a big enough base.”
In contrast, the former speaker praised McCarthy, saying the California congressman “has been much smarter as the House Republican leader to recognize his ability to get the extra seats [to win the House] rests almost entirely on working with Trump, not picking a fight with him.”