Another sign of a fierce Republican Party control, former President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Mitch McConnell, a senior Senate Republican, calling him a “dour, sullen and smmiling hack”.
Trump also said he would support his supporters to take over the Republican legislature seeking re-election in the primaries, which is an internal party that proposes competitions. This was a clear signal to the anti-Trump factions to cross the line or face the wrath of his base, a hope that threatens work for many Republicans.
“Mitch is a political genius with a bad heart, and he is angry, and if the Republican Senators stay with him, he will never win,” Trump said in a statement, adding, “If necessary and necessary, I will bring back the main rivals who promote American America and our American policy First.”
Trump’s explosion comes days after a series of attacks from McConnell who began beating Trump in a speech from the Senate after voting to remove him from his second sedition case this week. McConnell said Trump “had a real and moral impact” on the January 6 violence, and that the former president could face legal threats. “He has not escaped anything yet,” McConnell said.
McConnell, a minority leader in the senate, continued the issue in a highly publicized manner, quoting and discussing Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal, indicating he was not backing down.
The Republican Party is fighting to face Trump, the country’s former president who will not leave as usual. Ten of them voted to bring him to Court and seven accused him of being a member of the Senate. Nikki Haley, who is expected to run for office in 2024, is among the leading Republicans to break up with Trump, saying he has “disappointed us”.
Many others have removed their criticism of the former president – Kevin McCarthy, a senior Republican, and Senator Lindsey Graham, for example – or hold their tongue, for fear of furthering his popularity with the party.
About 6 out of 10 Republicans registered said Trump should play a key role in the party, in a Morning Consult / Politico poll released on Tuesday. And only a handful of states – 54% – said they would support him in the 2024 primary, which is 42 points ahead of former vice president Mike Pence.