Donald Trump Calls Out Mitch McConnell for Not Doing Enough to Get Republicans Elected
Former President Donald Trump recently ripped Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell for his perceived inability to fire up Republican voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections set to take place on November 8, 2022.
Trump described McConnell as a”broken down political hack.”
In a post he published on Truth Social, Trump stated that the Senate Minority Leader should dedicate more time and resources towards getting Republican candidates elected in the Senate. There have been rumors that Republicans could potentially underperform in the Senate, despite historical trends pointing to the party outside of the White House usually picking up seats during the midterms.
“Why do Republicans Senators allow a broken down hack politician, Mitch McConnell, to openly disparage hard-working Republican candidates for the United States Senate,” Trump inquired.
The former president is not confident in McConnell’s ability to push Senators over the finish line in November, which is why he’s lashing out.
On August 18, McConnell conceded that Republicans face an uphill struggle in capturing the Senate. McConnell alluded to “candidate quality” as the reason why he’s not very bullish about the GOP’s electoral prospects in the Senate for the 2022 midterm cycle.
While polls should not always be trusted, there are signs that Senate seats in key states will be more competitive than expected, especially in a year that Republicans are expected to be a shoe-in for picking up seats in both chambers of Congress.
The former president and the Senate Minority Leader have been at each other’s throats ever since the conclusion of the 2020 elections. McConnell initially accepted Joe Biden’s installation as President, despite widespread allegations of voter irregularities. On top of that, McConnell accused Trump of being “practically and morally responsible” for the January 6 storming of the Capitol.
Regardless of the tensions between the two, McConnell has indicated that he would support Trump in 2024 should he receive the Republican nomination.
One thing is clear: There exists significant factionalism within the GOP. McConnell represents the “Business First” faction of the party that wants to move on from Trump and go back to the Con Inc/neoconservative status quo of yesteryear.
If Republicans do take back the Senate, McConnell cannot be allowed to return as Senate Majority Leader.