Mitch McConnell on GOP Convention: “I’m Increasingly Optimistic That There May Be Second Ballot” (VIDEO)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke with reporters Monday that he is “increasingly optimistic” there will be a second ballot at the RNC Convention in Cleveland in July.
Mitch is obviously not a Trump supporter.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is “increasingly optimistic” that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot.
The Kentucky Republican’s comments seem to suggest that — although he has sought to remain publicly neutral — he does not want to see front-runner Donald Trump emerge as the GOP presidential nominee.
Trump is unlikely to amass the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination ahead of the convention in Cleveland. Voting would then proceed to a second ballot, with a majority of delegates free to vote for whomever they choose.
McConnell says he anticipates he will be a delegate, and “on the second ballot I’ll be free to do whatever I want.”