There is little doubt that Donald Trump will remain a major force for change within the Republican Party for years to come, and his own actions appear to prove that.
The former President has been railing against the GOP establishment in recent months, after claiming time and again that he was robbed of the 2020 election and that not enough of the Republican Party came to his side during his fight against those results.
Now, in what continues to be an expanding bit of fallout, Trump has some major players suddenly in his crosshairs, including someone we've wanted to see go down for a while now: Mitch McConnell.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump has been gunning for the Senate minority leader from Kentucky, working behind the scenes to find candidates to boot McConnell from the leadership role he’s held for almost 15 years. Sources tell the paper that Trump has been having discussions with senators and other allies to see if there are any takers in that bid.
But not everyone was on board.
“Naw, I’m not going to get in that fight,” Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, a Trump ally, tells the Journal, adding he thinks McConnell is doing a “good job.” “I just don’t realistically see that happening,” notes Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana. Meanwhile, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’s dispensed a little friendly advice to Trump on the standoff between him and McConnell: “Let’s focus on winning in 2022.”
McConnell and Trump have been on shaky ground for some time, making this latest development not all that surprising.
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