Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave quite the performance this week, and it has many within the GOP wondering just where the Kentucky Republican stands in regard to the MAGA wing of the party.
You see, McConnell voted to acquit Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial – this one over his “incitement of an insurrection” back on January 6th. Trump was going to be acquitted from the get-go, it seemed, but McConnell had earlier stated that he was unsure of how he would vote.
But then, within hours of letting Trump off the hook, McConnell circled back to blast Trump, chirping from a completely opposite viewpoint as his acquittal vote would have suggested.
The Don was not going to take this insult lying down.
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and vowed to back primary opponents who support Trump’s agenda.
The fiery statement, which describes McConnell as a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack,” comes after the Senate GOP leader accused Trump of bearing responsibility for the deadly Capitol riot.
Trump, whose once-prolific online presence has been muzzled by multiple social media companies, claimed in a statement from his political action committee that McConnell’s “dedication to business as usual” will lead to further Republican losses.
“He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country,” Trump said of McConnell. “Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First.”
The statement leaves very little doubt that Trump will continue to remain influential in American politics, and could fuel speculation about a possible 2024 run for No. 45.
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