Let's be frank. Voters in the United States are tired of feckless, waffling politicians.
That places certain politicians in the hot seat right now, especially if your name is Mitch McConnell.
In the past few weeks, the Senate Minority Leader has performed a complete 180-degree turn on his statements about former President Donald Trump as a leader.
Just weeks ago, regarding Trump's second impeachment for inciting the insurrection and storming of the US Capitol, McConnell called Trump "morally responsible" for the attack.
He seemed to believe at the time Trump deliberately incited the violence of the Trump supporters who stormed the building in an attempt to keep then-President-Elect Joe Biden out of office. Their actions resulted in five deaths during the insurrection and was cited as the cause of two additional deaths in the days following the MAGA riot.
In response, Trump spoke out against McConnell, stating:
"[He is] a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack."
In the days since, McConnell has completely transformed his outlook on the former President.
He went so far as to state he would support Donald Trump if he were to run again during the next Presidential election and become the Republican nominee.
So much for consistent messaging, right?
Just this week, McConnell shared his opinion of the Republican party.
"There's a lot to happen between now and '24. I've got at least four members that I think are planning on running for president... Should be a wide open race."
When asked if he would support Donald Trump if he were to become the Republican candidate, McConnell said:
"The nominee of the party? Absolutely."
In the past few days, McConnell has been reluctant to answer questions surrounding the insurrection or his previous statements about Trump.
Instead, he's showing a preference for living in the moment and looking toward the future.
McConnell optimistically stated:
"My point is what happened in the past is not something relevant now. We're moving forward. We've got a new administration."
It sounds like someone has changed their tune, at least for the moment.
But McConnell's inconsistent viewpoints have not gone unnoticed by Twitter.
Mitch McConnell tells Fox he'll support the Republican nominee in 2024, even if it's Trump. Just days ago, McConne… https://t.co/IAcK6V1kiJ— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1614295805.0
Still stuck on McConnell saying Trump is "Trump is practically and morally responsible" for a violent, deadly insur… https://t.co/mFmDS1ZZtw— Abby D. Phillip (@Abby D. Phillip) 1614300230.0
After implying he could be criminally prosecuted for his role in the Jan. 6 riot, McConnell says on Fox News he wil… https://t.co/cGWp85bZR6— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins) 1614295583.0
Feb. 13 McConnell: Trump "morally responsible" for Capitol insurrection. Feb. 25 McConnell: If Trump's the nominee in 2024, I'm with him.— Dave Catanese (@Dave Catanese) 1614295509.0
Some pointed out what McConnell's inconsistencies said about his character.
@kylegriffin1 I’m not shocked @LeaderMcConnell #MoscowMitch is a traitor he will remain minority leader they will l… https://t.co/Pdc8cfPK6p— 𝒩𝑒𝓋 𝐼𝓇𝑒𝓃𝑒 𝒜𝓀𝓇𝒾𝒹𝑔𝑒 💃 (@𝒩𝑒𝓋 𝐼𝓇𝑒𝓃𝑒 𝒜𝓀𝓇𝒾𝒹𝑔𝑒 💃) 1614299327.0
@kylegriffin1 In case it isn’t clear by now, Mitch doesn’t care about this country and never will.— RayWoodson2.0 (@RayWoodson2.0) 1614296002.0
It seems McConnell now wants to focus on preparations for the next presidential campaign.
But what he'll say between now and then? That's anybody's guess.