Mitch McConnell says he is focused on the future and a “ all-left government is holding back from transforming America into something no one voted for ” after Trump called him a “ dumb son of ab ****. ”
- Trump destroyed McConnell at an RNC event in Mar-a-Lago over the weekend
- He blamed McConnell for not fighting the election that he claims was a ‘fraud’
- Trump also went after McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, who stepped down as his transportation secretary after the January 6 riot.
- McConnell said on Tuesday he was focused on confronting an ‘all-left government’
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell takes the main road after former President Donald Trump ripped him up as a ‘dumb son of ab ****’ at a festive fundraising campaign in Mar-a-Lago last weekend.
The powerful Republican has so far remained silent after Trump insulted him in front of a top Republican rally, then went after him again for someone “ helpless ” to fight Joe Biden’s possible attempts to “ wrap ” the Supreme Court.
“ What I’m focusing on is the future and what we’re facing here is an all-left government, with a small majority in the House of Representatives, a 50-50 senate trying to transform America into something no one on last year has voted. Biden told reporters on Capitol Hill when asked about the Trump attacks.
“What I’m focusing on is the future,” Mitch McConnell, Senate minority leader, said after a meeting with Senate Republicans. He spoke after Trump called him a ‘dumb son of ab ****’ at a fundraiser in Mar-a-Lago
“That’s what I’m focusing on,” McConnell said.
Trump also went after McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, who stepped down as his transportation secretary after the January 6 riot.
‘I hired his wife. Did he ever thank you? Trump said. “She was suffering so much,” he scoffed Washington Post reported.
It was just the latest chapter in the feud between the two men – after McConnell accused Trump of ‘provoking’ the January 6 MAGA riot that resulted in the deaths of five people.
Trump issued his latest attack on McConnell to Republican National Committee donors meeting in his private club, where he revisited his baseless claim that he won the election, which he called a “ fraud. ”
“If that was Schumer instead of this dumb son of ab **** Mitch McConnell, they would never let it happen. They would have fought it, ”he said, the Washington Post reported.
Trump again destroyed McConnell from his Mar-a-Lago club this weekend
Florida Senator Rick Scott, who heads the GOP Senate campaign branch, presented Trump with a newly created ‘Champion for Freedom Award’ this weekend
Trump has said he will look for Republicans primary who voted to impeach him in a threat that could undermine McConnell’s attempts to recapture the Senate that Republicans lost in two second elections.
Trump went ahead with the attacks on Monday in a written statement – raising an impending legal battle on a topic that has been a central focus for McConnell for decades.
With leaders like Mitch McConnell, they are helpless to fight. He has not fought for president, and he will not fight in court, ” Trump wrote.
Standing near McConnell stood Senator Rick Scott of Florida, who this weekend presented Trump with a newly created award, the “ Champion for Freedom Award, ” and handed him a silver platter.
The new award is for “conservative leaders who have worked tirelessly to create good jobs, protect the values that make our country great and stop the socialist agenda of the Democrats,” said the National Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Senate Republicans are grappling with how to deal with Trump, who sits on a multi-million dollar war chest built in part by his allegations of electoral fraud, and who would be a mighty force in 2022.
South Dakota Senator John Thune, the Republican Whip, said of the attacks on the party leader: “I wish he wouldn’t, but I don’t think there’s any way you can change the way he does things. I think we just need to adapt as best we can and stay focused on what our goals are and that’s it [Senate] majority back in 2022, ‘he said, the hill reported.