(IntegrityMag.com) – It’s no secret there isn’t any love lost between former President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The Kentucky senator spoke out against Trump following the events of January 6, despite voting not to impeach him. Since then, Trump has never missed an opportunity to criticize Mitch McConnell. The former president was at it again last week.
On Wednesday, November 17, Trump released a statement slamming McConnell over a number of issues. He challenged the Senate minority leader and other Congressional Republicans to resist Democratic efforts to raise the debt ceiling next month and lambasted the GOP for passing a $1.2-trillion bipartisan infrastructure package earlier in November.
This salvo follows a similar statement Trump made earlier this month. Describing the Congressional leader as “Old Crow Mitch McConnell,” Trump questioned why the senator had supported Democratic efforts to pass an infrastructure plan and extend the time needed to raise the debt ceiling.
President Donald J. Trump:
"Why is it that Old Crow Mitch McConnell voted for a terrible Democrat Socialist Infrastructure Plan, and induced others in his Party to do likewise, when he was incapable of getting a great Infrastructure Plan wanting to be put forward by me… pic.twitter.com/AFvw5hTLhq
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) November 9, 2021
The sway Donald Trump holds within the ranks of the GOP remains very strong; of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him in January of this year, two have already announced they will not seek election again. A third, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), is considering his options in the face of potentially unfavorable redistricting in his area.
With the former president’s opponents falling like dominoes, can Mitch McConnell survive in his leadership position with such fiery opposition from Trump?
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