Trump slams McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-impeachment

Trump slams McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-impeachment

"Mitch (McConnell) is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again", Donald Trump said in a statement Tuesday. "Mitch McConnell at its helm", Trump said in a lengthy statement Tuesday. "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".

Capito's comments on "MetroNews Talkline" came three days after the Senate acquitted the former president for inciting the riot.

After 50 Democratic senators and seven Republicans voted that Trump was guilty - a majority in the 100-seat Senate, but not the two-thirds needed for a conviction - McConnell let loose, excoriating Trump for the attack that saw five people die and the halls of the U.S. legislature ransacked by his supporters.

The Kentucky Republican also released a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Monday doubling down on his rhetoric against Trump, saying he "bears moral responsibility" for the insurrection. "His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world's largest megaphone".

"His behaviour during and after the chaos was also unconscionable".

Trump further blamed McConnell for the party's loss of two Senate seats in a Georgia runoff election on January 5, handing control of the Senate to Democrats.

It strikes me as an obviously ridiculous idea that a president can't be held accountable under the Constitution for things he did on his way out of the White House.

"The Democrats and Chuck Schumer play McConnell like a fiddle - they've never had it so good - and they want to keep it that way!"

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Sen. Lindsey Graham questioned GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's political acumen while continuing to publicly show fealty to Donald Trump during a Tuesday night interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News.

"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", the former president said in the statement. The statement comes in reference to McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, who immigrated to the USA from Taiwan.

"The defendants acted in concert to incite and then carry out a riot at the Capitol by promoting an assembly of persons to engage in tumultuous and violent conduct or the threat of it that created grave danger of harm to the Plaintiff and to other Members of Congress", he said.

He is still responsible for everything he did while in office.

Because of that re-election, McConnell won't face the Republican voters again for another six years, so the threat from the former president will do little to cower the shrewd political veteran, who some political commentators have argued will now work to limit Trump's influence over the party.

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.

"I'm sorry what happened on January 6", Graham said even though he voted against convicting Trump for inciting the insurrection.

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