The former President Donald Trump launched a scathing personal attack on the incumbent Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell. His remarks came after McConnell said that Trump was morally responsible for the January 6 riots. Trump said, “Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack.”
The recent spat between the former allies exposed an apparent rift between the two over the political future of the Republican party. Last week, as many as seven Republican senators broke the party ranks and voted in favor of the ex-president’s impeachment. Interestingly, McConnel voted against convicting Trump.
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But soon after the vote, he said on the floor of the house that Trump should face civil litigation and criminal charges for inciting his supporters for attacking the US Capitol. He further added that Trump’s actions before the Capitol riots amounted to “a disgraceful dereliction of duty”.
On the other hand, some Republican lawmakers have expressed their concerns over the latest feud, maintaining that it could affect the party’s performance in the next year’s mid-term elections as it is trying to regroup after losing the presidency, House, and the Senate.
While talking to a local news channel, Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said, “I’m more worried about 2022 than I’ve ever been.” On Tuesday, Trump responded with his lengthiest statement since he left the White House on January 20. His statement further added that with Mitch McConnell at its helm, the Republican party can never be strong or respected.
Trump also aimed the Senate minority leader’s stated intentions to stand in the way of Trump-backed candidates. The former president maintained that he would endorse and back the candidates, who would stick to his goal of “making American great again.”
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