Former President Donald Trump‘s decisive win in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night has brought fresh attention to the remaining high-profile Republicans on Capitol Hill who have not waded into the 2024 race.
In the lead-up to the primary, which Trump won by 11 points, the former president received a flood of endorsements from statehouses to Congress, but most of Republican leadership in the Senate has up until this point stayed on the sidelines.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has long wanted the party to move past Trump, declined to comment as recently as Tuesday afternoon. “I don’t have any news to make today. We’re all watching New Hampshire with great interest,” he told reporters.
And Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the Senate minority whip, has remained neutral since backing Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) unsuccessful presidential bid.
The top two Republicans are unlikely to endorse Trump