McConnell threatens to oppose Trump-backed Senate candidates if he considers them not electable

In a recent statement Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell said he may oppose Trump-backed Senate candidates if he deems them not electable.

“My goal is, in every way possible, to have nominees representing the Republican Party who can win in November,” McConnell told Politico.

He added “I’m not predicting the president would support people who couldn’t win. But I do think electability — not who supports who — is the critical point.’

“Some of them may be people the former president likes. Some of them may not be. The only thing I care about is electability.”

Per Fox News “McConnell’s comments come as four Senate Republicans have said they will retire instead of seeking reelection in 2022. On the House side, Democrats have hammered Republicans over freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., a vocal Trump supporter who was removed from two committee assignments after allegedly supporting violence against top Democrats and sharing conspiracy theories on social media before she was elected to Congress in November.