The Republican Party is and has been divided between actual conservatives and “RINOS” with more liberal leanings.
Senator Mitch McConnell has been branded a RINO.
Since 1985, McConnell has been a leader in the Republican Party and in Washington, D.C. as a senator.
McConnell, although being a member of the Republican Party, has always had moderate principles, adopting certain Democratic objectives.
When reporter Alec MacGillis began investigating McConnell’s background, he told NPR’s Terry Gross, “I was extremely shocked by what I discovered. I was aware that he began his career as a moderate, but I did not understand just how moderate he was.”
In addition, McConnell has reversed his position on important topics, including gun rights, abortion, and election integrity, in relation to the 2020 presidential race.
McConnell has worked so hard to appease both political parties that his conservative ideals have been obscured.
And he has demonstrated apprehension that the majority of Republican Americans desire genuine conservatives, such as the 45th President.
In July, according to NBC News,
“McConnell has a problem: He’s outnumbered in his own party as those cultural issues [guns, abortion, elections] remain a major driving force for Republicans, who remain predominantly pro-Trump.
And the bipartisan agreements he has endorsed – from the gun law to an infrastructure package to an emerging deal to prevent future election coups – are unlikely to play well in GOP primaries or with conservative voters.
John Fredericks, chair of Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns in Virginia, as well as the host on the right wing Real America’s voice platform, called McConnell a ‘RINO uni-party loser’ for his spate of bipartisan deals, which he said were the result of ‘fears’ over Trump’s return to power.”
In the Senate, 15 Republicans supported the gun control bill, while 33 Republicans opposed it.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The 45th President is not shy about calling out fellow Republicans who are straying from conservative values and Sen. McConnell is frequently under fire from conservatives for his RINO outlook.
Trump has been addressing the RINO mentality in the Republican Party for some time and calling out those who fit that shoe. CONTINUE READING…