Former President Trump slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, calling him “a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” in a lengthy statement just days after the Kentucky Republican voted to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial.
After that vote, McConnell slammed President Trump saying: “There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility, His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone. 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.”
Trump has now responded to those baseless claims.
“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. “He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country. Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership.”
Trump said McConnell’s shortcomings had contributed to the party’s loss of the Senate majority, saying that “McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse.”
“McConnell did nothing, and will never do what needs to be done in order to secure a fair and just electoral system into the future. He doesn’t have what it takes, never did, and never will.”
“He is destroying the Republican side of the Senate, and in so doing, seriously hurting our Country,” Trump continued, concluding, “This is a big moment for our country, and we cannot let it pass by using third rate ‘leaders’ to dictate our future!”