President Donald Trump delivered a bold rebuke of Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in a statement released Wednesday.
Trump wrote, “Mitch McConnell does not speak for the Republican Party, and does not represent the views of the vast majority of its voters.”
Trump’s statement blamed McConnell for allowing Democrats to gain power over the nation and push through their liberal policies. “He did nothing to fight for his constituents and stop the most fraudulent election in American history,” the 45th president said.
“And he does nothing to stop the lawless Biden Administration, the invasion of our Borders, rising Inflation, Unconstitutional mandates, the persecution of political opponents, fact finding on the incompetent Afghanistan withdrawal, the giving away our energy independence, etc., which is all because of the fraudulent election,” he continued.
McConnell’s position in Republican leadership has been called into question due to continued friction with Trump over the issues of the 2020 election and Jan. 6. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has previously indicated that he would not support McConnell remaining the leader of Senate Republicans if he does not reconcile his differences with the 45th president. His position has been echoed by Trump’s MAGA base as Republicans increasingly view McConnell unfavorably.
In his statement, the 45th president said that McConnell “bails out the Radical Left and the RINOs.” Trump may be alluding to McConnell’s support for Democrats raising the debt ceiling in December, which prompted Trump to demand voters, “GET RID OF MITCH!”
McConnell also supported Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill last year. At the time, Trump called McConnell the “most overrated man in politics.” The 45th president’s constant criticism of McConnell has left the Republican Party with a big decision regarding the future of the party’s leadership.
Trump concluded his bold statement against McConnell by calling out the Senate minority leader’s actions during the 2020 presidential election. In his latest statement, the 45th president wrote, “If Mitch would have fought for the election, like the Democrats would have if in the same position, we would not be discussing any of the above today, and our Country would be STRONG and PROUD instead of weak and embarrassed.”
Trump has promised that America is going to “stage a comeback the likes of which nobody has ever seen.” However, he has also made it clear that the Republican Party needs stronger leadership than Mitch McConnell in order for this to happen.