Donald Trump has reignited his feud with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) once again calling for Republicans to oust him from the leadership position.
In a statement Wednesday, Trump described the Kentucky Republican as a “pawn” for Democrats and insisted Republicans should choose another lawmaker to lead.
“Mitch McConnell is not an Opposition Leader, he is a pawn for the Democrats to get whatever they want,” Trump said in his statement. “He is afraid of them, and will not do what has to be done. A new Republican Leader in the Senate should be picked immediately!”
The two Republicans previously enjoyed a friendly and professional relationship for much of Trump’s time in the White House however, the two broke ties after McConnell infamously turned on Trump following the Jan. 6th Capitol riot. Since then Trump has repeatedly attacked the Senator and called for his immediate ouster.
Trump’s most recent attack on McConnell follows comments last week made by the Senate Minority Leader regarding the “quality” of some Republican Senate candidates- many of whom were personally chosen and endorsed by the former president.
“I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate. Senate races are just different — they’re statewide, candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome,” McConnell said.
In Wednesday’s statement, Trump accused McConnell of giving the “Radical Left the Trillions and Trillions of Dollars that they constantly DEMAND” and faulted him for failing to stop passage of the landmark tax, climate and healthcare law known as the Inflation Reduction Act.
Mitch the Fossil
I believe McConnell has outlived his usefulness bc of
MONEY pay backs. He has nothing to lose now so he can be bought & paid for. No holds barred everyone we AMERICANS send to DC they return millionaires. WHY is that?
McConnell has definitely out lived his usefulness as have many Rhino’s in the Senate America needs Two Term’s in office for all Senator’s and House’s of Representative’s then maybe they would work for the good of Americans and stop trying to all get Rich while in office. Life long Politicians never end up dueing what’s best for America
Members of Congress with numerous terms gain seniority status control all operations of Congress including legislation that reaches the floor! New Members of Congress arriving with new ideas, thoughts of changes, etc are squashed by the Senior Leadership!