GOP defends McConnell against Trump attacks
Senate Republicans are rallying in support of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pushing back against the onslaught of criticism from President Donald Trump.
Republicans took to Twitter, their president’s preferred means of communication. They’re praising McConnell as a gifted leader backed by his 52-member caucus.
They cast him as a Republican intent on delivering for the party and the president on taxes and budget this fall. A number of GOP lawmakers pointedly reminded Trump and other Republican critics that it was McConnell who ensured the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas tweeted, "Passing POTUS’s legislative agenda requires a team effort. No one is more qualified than Mitch McConnell to lead Senate in that effort."
The show of support came from moderates and conservatives.
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) August 10, 2017
As a former Speaker in NC, I know how difficult it is to manage a diverse caucus with different viewpoints and push major legislation. (1/4)
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) August 11, 2017
I look forward to @SenateMajLdr’s leadership as we work to reduce Americans’ taxes.
— Dean Heller (@DeanHeller) August 10, 2017
We have more work to do, and we need @SenateMajLdr‘s leadership and a unified Republican party to continue delivering results to all.
— Johnny Isakson (@SenatorIsakson) August 11, 2017
Majority Leader McConnell understands the Senate is a deliberative & diverse body. He enjoys broad support in our Caucus.
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) August 11, 2017
Passing POTUS’s legislative agenda requires a team effort . No one is more qualified than Mitch McConnell to lead Senate in that effort.
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) August 11, 2017