Democratic wins, and Trump’s influence, set Republicans back in Washington and across the campaign trail

A tough week for Republicans is now worse for Sen. McConnell (R-Ky.) as GOP concerns that former President Trump chose primary candidates with an eye toward loyalty instead of electability are now being proven. Republican Senate primary candidates backed by Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia are trailing their opponents. On Capitol Hill, McConnell was outmaneuvered by Senate Democrats following a reconciliation agreement between Sen. Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.).