Unsurprisingly, the individuals most upset by McConnell’s reticence are allies of former President Donald Trump, who as soon as once more this week known as for McConnell’s elimination as GOP chief.
“They ought to get themselves a new leader. He’s been there long enough,” Trump instructed The John Fredericks Show. “He’s a terrible–in a sense, he’s a terrible politician because he doesn’t get votes…So Mitch McConnell ought to be removed as the leader.”
Democrats shortly circulated the clip with glee, with Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesperson Jazmin Vargas quipping, “We look forward to hearing from GOP Senate candidates if they agree with President Trump’s assessment of McConnell.”
John Cardillo, a former Newsmax TV host, and Trump supporter with a considerable social media following, laced into McConnell on Thursday.
“Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden have been friends for nearly half a century,” Cardillo tweeted. “McConnell will protect Dementia Man at all costs.”
“Of course Mitch McConnell just shot down any talk that Biden would be impeached over Afghanistan,” added Emerald Robinson, Newsmax’s White House correspondent. “After all, he just helped Biden get elected in 2020. Along with most of the GOP establishment. Remember?”
Trump and his allies have been pummeling McConnell for months, to almost no impact. None of the Trump-aligned Senate Republicans have tried a coup and most have shrugged off the calls in addition McConnell.