Trump Asks US Republicans To Dump "Sullen" Senate Leader Mitch McConnell

Ex-president Donald Trump blasted the top Republican in the US Senate Mitch McConnell

Ex-president Donald Trump blasted the top Republican in the US Senate Mitch McConnell

Former US President Donald Trump urged Republican senators Tuesday to dump Mitch McConnell as their leader in the Senate following his withering criticism of the former US president after his impeachment trial. "Failure to do so will only invite this type of authoritarianism for the anti-democratic forces on the far right that are so intent on destroying our country". He also said McConnell "begged" for his endorsement in the senator's home state of Kentucky while running for reelection previous year _ and suggested he'd work to defeat McConnell and his Republican allies, saying he planned to "back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great".

Trump also warned that said he would back Republicans in congressional primaries where "necessary and appropriate", amid reports that McConnell would encourage moderates outside Trump's cuckoo brigade of conspiracy theorists and extremists.

Last month, CNN reported that Trump was not happy about being impeached for a second time and he instructed aides to stop paying Giuliani's legal fees; the staffers weren't sure if he actually meant it or was just in a bad mood. "There was never a consideration to make a personal attack, though".

Trump adviser Jason Miller dismissed the allegations in the lawsuit, citing Trump's acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial.

"This is a big moment for our country, and we can not let it pass by using third rate "leaders" to dictate our future!"

The former mayor spoke at the rally to protest the election in Washington, DC, on January 6th - which resulted in rioters storming Capitol Hill.

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But he used the blast against Mr McConnell to assert his continuing claim to leadership of the Republican party. "I don't want to eat our own".

"Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again", Trump said in the statement. "We don't have a snowball's chance in hell of taking back the majority without Donald Trump".

The gap between them widened when McConnell declared on the Senate floor on Saturday that Trump was "practically and morally responsible" for the deadly January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

The suit (pdf)-filed by the civil rights group and the law firm of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia-accuses Trump, Giuliani, the Proud Boys, and Oath Keepers of directly violating the Enforcement Act of 1871 by attempting to prevent Congress from performing its official duties on January 6. "His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it ended". "Hanging his flags. And screaming their loyalty to him", Mr McConnell said.

Banned from Twitter-his erstwhile weapon of choice for attacking critics-Trump fired his broadside, which blamed McConnell (R-Ky.) for Republicans' loss of Senate control, via a statement from his Save America super PAC. However, the number had taken a dip after the Capitol riot that took place on January 06 and were organised by Trump's supporters. McCarthy and Trump discussed the midterm elections in 2022, according to a readout provided by his Save America PAC.

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