- Trump and McConnell haven’t been on good terms since McConnell blamed him for the Jan. 6 insurrection.
- Republicans need to flip just one seat in the fall midterms to win control of the Senate.
- Political forecasters say most of the races considered toss-ups are in Democratic-held seats.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – If Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is worried about former President Donald Trump meddling in the 2022 midterm elections, he hid it well beneath his notorious stoicism in a recent USA TODAY interview.
Many political observers argue Trump cost the GOP its Senate majority leading up to the January 2021 runoff races in Georgia when he regularly made false assertions about the state’s election integrity that reportedly hurt turnout among conservative voters.