Donald Trump, former President fresh off of his second impeachment acquittal, has been stewing at Mar-a-Lago for weeks, watching Washington mow over his presidency wholesale. Sure, he wasn’t convicted by the Senate, but immediately after those votes were cast you had powerful Republicans putting out statements condemning Trump and his actions.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was just one of those members of the GOP, and, once The Don got wind of what was said, the response was swift and deafening.
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and vowed to back primary opponents who support Trump’s agenda.
The fiery statement, which describes McConnell as a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack,” comes after the Senate GOP leader accused Trump of bearing responsibility for the deadly Capitol riot.
Trump, whose once-prolific online presence has been muzzled by multiple social media companies, claimed in a statement from his political action committee that McConnell’s “dedication to business as usual” will lead to further Republican losses.
“He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country,” Trump said of McConnell. “Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First.”
This sets up quite the showdown for 2024’s election, as the Republican Party will now surely be dealing with a hefty cleave right down the middle of the electorate. On one side, the Republican centrists like McConnell. On the other side, the Redhats of the MAGA movement.