Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is actively working behind the scenes to prepare for the possibility of Donald Trump being the Republican presidential nominee.
An article published by The New York Times has the following details:
*McConnell has "laid out a plan that would have (GOP) lawmakers break with Mr. Trump explicitly in a general election." Sources told the Times McConnell said Republicans would drop a Trump general election bid "like a hot rock."
*McConnell is still hopeful Florida Senator Marco Rubio will win the Republican presidential nomination.
*McConnell has assured Republican Senators facing re-election that he will support them if they feel like they need to "run negative ads about Mr. Trump to create space between him."
*The Times article says McConnell "has raised the possibility of treating Mr. Trump's loss as a given and describing a Republican Senate to voters as a necessary check on a President Hillary Clinton."
*McConnell and other Republican Senators are becoming frustrated with Ohio Gov. John Kaisch's refusal to exit the race.