WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that he wasn’t sure if Donald Trump is a liability or an asset for his party’s chances to retain the majority in the fall.
“I don’t think we know yet,” McConnell said during an interview with CNN. “I think we have to see where the presidential election ends up.”
McConnell went on to say that despite that uncertainty, he believed that the races themselves were “big enough to stand on their own,” arguing that the voters believed the control of the Senate was important enough even in a presidential election year.
“I hope Donald Trump is winning, but I don’t think the Senate majority depends on the top of the ticket,” McConnell said.
Monday’s comments are just the latest in a series of remarks from top Republicans who have sought to distance themselves from the party’s presidential nominee.