Sen. McConnell Says He’ll Intervene in GOP Primaries ‘if Necessary’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday he and a group aligned with him were willing to intervene in Republican Senate primaries to prevent the advancement of candidates deemed unelectable in November.

During a radio interview, McConnell was asked if he and the Senate Leadership Fund, an external group connected to the leader, would be willing to interfere with 2022 Republican primaries.

“If necessary,” McConnell told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. “I mean, you’re recalling the same period I am, 2010 and 2012 when we nominated four or five candidates by being passive in primaries that simply could not appeal to a general election audience.

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