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Mike Braun says McConnell should ‘bite his tongue’ and endorse Trump

Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) should “bite his tongue” and support former President Trump’s re-election.

“If he decides to stick it out until November, even if he has to bite his tongue, I’ll do it for Trump,” Brown said Thursday in an interview on Fox Business’ “Morning with Maria.” I think we need to make a strong case for it.”be Clips highlighted by Mediaite.

“clearly, [2015] and [2016]when [Trump] We’re here, Maria, half the country is tired of this place,” Brown told host Maria Bartiromo. “And when you see it up close like I do, it’s even worse than you can imagine. So don’t fight. You have to go along with it, even if it doesn’t suit your personality.”

Fellow Republican senators say Mr. McConnell saw the writing on the wall in his recent decision to resign as Senate Republican leader, saying his party was heading in a different direction than his own. He pointed out that he is trailing behind Trump, who is a strong candidate for president.

“I think this is a reflection of Mitch’s understanding of this room. This reflects his personal situation, which he so eloquently stated in his speech, and his reading of the political climate and his respect for it.” I think it’s a reflection of both,” said Sen. Kevin Cramer (R.N.D.) after McConnell announced his resignation Wednesday. removed from his leadership position.

On Wednesday, McConnell, who recently turned 82, gave a speech on the Senate floor announcing his plans to step down from his leadership post in November.

“One of the most underrated talents in life is knowing when it’s time to move on to the next chapter of your life. So I stand before you today and tell you that this will be my last term as Senate Republican leader. ,” McConnell said.

Mr. McConnell has recently come under pressure to support Mr. Trump. A report confirmed this week by The Hill said former presidential campaign manager Chris LaCivita and Kentucky Republican Party leader Josh Holmes were discussing a possible endorsement.

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