Senate Republican leader, Ukraine aid advocate, to leave office in November. McConnell's departure from Republican leadership is one more victory for Donald Trump.

McConnell is not charismatic, but he is very intelligent. His likely successor, Rick Scott of Florida, has done what McConnell never wanted: a transformation from traditional Republicanism to Trumpism, which can now bear much fruit if, as seems likely, the Senate falls into the hands of the Republican Party on the 5th of November. So... McConnell's withdrawal from the front row is a triumph for Trump.