Cornyn Stands by McConnell Amid Trump's Withering Attacks

WASHINGTON -- With President Trump hinting that he'd like to see Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell step down, Texas Sen. John Cornyn -- the deputy GOP leader and McConnell's most likely successor -- came to his defense on Friday.Cornyn didn't criticize the president for his attacks but in his typically genteel way, he made it clear that in the escalating feud, he's on the side of his fellow senator."Passing POTUS's legislation agenda requires a team effort," Cornyn tweeted, using the medium Trump has been using for days to castigate McConnell. "No one is more qualified than Mitch McConnell to lead Senate in that effort."  Continue reading...

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