The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell has disintegrated to the point that the men are no longer on speaking terms. Angry phone calls and private badmouthing have devolved into open conflict, with Trump threatening to oppose Republican senators who cross him, and McConnell mobilizing to their defense. McConnell’s allies warn that Trump should be wary of doing anything that could jeopardize the Senate Republican majority. “The quickest way for him to get impeached is for Trump to knock off Jeff Flake and Dean Heller and be faced with a Democrat-led Senate,” said Billy Piper, a lobbyist and former McConnell chief of staff.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.