Watch: Sen. Mitch McConnell interviewed by Jonathan Swan
On April 7, Axios national political correspondent Jonathan Swan hosted an exclusive interview with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Catch up quick: McConnell addressed Ukraine, his contradictory comments expressing support for Trump if he’s the Republican nominee in 2024 after condemning his actions on Jan. 6 and GOP agenda items if they win back the majority in the midterms. He declined to discuss whether he would hold hearings on a Biden Supreme Court nominee if Republicans take back the Senate and a seat opens up.
- On bolstering GOP support for Ukraine aid funding: “I think we have a moral obligation. We have a strategic obligation. It is in our best interest to be helping the Ukrainians and I think they’re an inspiration to all of us.”
- On approaches to Biden’s political agenda: “What I can tell you for sure, if the House and Senate are Republican next year, the president will finally be the moderate he campaigned as.”
- On supporting Trump as a potential nominee after speaking out against him: “I think I have an obligation to support the nominee of my party.”
- On policy priorities if Republicans win back the majority: “We’re going to do everything we can to push this administration into domestic energy production.”
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