Mitch McConnell Throws Shade at MAGA Senate Candidates

As we approach the 2022 midterms, it appears as though some in the Republican leadership are growing concerned about the potential for disaster.

For months, it was largely assumed that a “red wave” was going to overtake both houses of Congress in 2022, dueled by the sheer incompetence of the Biden administration and the MAGA Movement’s thirst for revenge after what many felt was a dubious result in 2020.

But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is now expressing some restraint and doubt in his predictions, and he seems to be throwing a little shade at Trump-backed candidates in the process.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, thinks that Republicans have a lukewarm chance of flipping the Senate in November, citing “candidate quality” as a factor.

The senator made the honest prediction at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday afternoon.

“I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,” the minority leader anticipated. “Senate races are just different, they’re statewide”.

And then, in what many believe was a potshot fired over the head of the MAGA faithful:

“Candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome”.

The statement isn’t likely to sit well with the far-right, who’ve been racking up a number of primary wins against their more mainstream opponents thus far.