Fox News host Sean Hannity told Graham Wednesday night he is sick of “the game playing and swampiness” of McConnell.
He asked Graham, “How do you feel about him?”
Graham responded, “If you want to be a Republican leader in the House or the Senate, you have to have a working relationship with President Donald Trump. He’s the most consequential Republican since Ronald Reagan.”
He continued, “It’s his nomination if he wants it, and I think he’ll get reelected in 2024.”
Graham told Hannity he likes McConnell, adding, “Can Sen. McConnell effectively work with the leader of the Republican Party, Donald Trump? I’m not going to vote for anybody that can’t have a working relationship with President Trump.”
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Graham: If you want to be a Republican leader in the House or the Senate, you have to have a working relationship with Trump. Can Senator McConnell effectively work with the Donald Trump. I’m not going to vote for anybody that can’t have a working relationship with Trump pic.twitter.com/boOjekgyTT
— Acyn (@Acyn) January 13, 2022
He added, “If you can’t do that, you will fail.”
On Tuesday, McConnell said he would run for another term.
“I’m going to be running again for leader later this year,” McConnell said.
The former president criticized McConnell during a recent NPR interview, calling him a “loser.”
In December, Trump issued a statement blasting McConnell.
“How this guy can stay as Leader is beyond comprehension—this is coming not only from me, but from virtually everyone in the Republican Party,” Trump said. “He is a disaster and should be replaced as ‘Leader’ ASAP!”
Trump has repeatedly criticized McConnell for refusing to help him overturn the results of the 2020 election.
McConnell recently defended GOP Sen. Mike Rounds (S.D.) who was attacked by Trump for the same reason.
“I think Sen. Rounds told the truth about what happened in the 2020 election,” McConnell said.
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