This is small potatoes relative to everything else the country’s coping with right now but it’s fascinating as an example of election-year culture-war politics.
Note that McConnell doesn’t say he supports Elizabeth Warren’s amendment to the defense spending bill to have Confederate-named bases renamed within three years. He says he’d be okay with it if it passed. But that’s surprising in context: Trump has already said that he won’t allow the names to be changed and the Democrat spearheading the effort is one of the right’s least favorite politicians. For McConnell to be neutral in their battle is uncharacteristic, especially since Cocaine Mitch himself is on the ballot in the southern state of Kentucky five months from now.
Or is that the point? Does McConnell think this issue is a loser even back home?