McConnell silent about sour Trump relationship

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has kept strictly silent with his Senate GOP colleagues, including members of his inner circle, about his sour relationship with former President Trump, according to senators interviewed by The Hill.


McConnell, who takes pride in his discipline and ability to stay on message, hasn’t said anything in meetings large and small with GOP colleagues in response to a new book claiming that he felt “exhilarated” about the prospect that Trump destroyed his political career by inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the senators say.


He also hasn’t said anything to colleagues about his reaction to the report that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) planned to ask Trump to resign from office before changing his mind and publicly making amends with the former president.