Thursday, 25 February, 2021

Trump calls McConnell an 'unsmiling political hack' in lengthy statement

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He went on to write: "Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again".

McConnell used his strongest language to date to excoriate Trump minutes after the Senate acquitted the former president, saying he was "morally responsible" for the violent siege.

In his most extensive comments yet on politics since stepping down from power on 20 January, Trump on Tuesday also claimed credit for some Republican gains in the 3 November election and threatened to use his influence against party candidates who don't align with him.

Republican Senate leader Leader Mitch McConnell.

It was that claim, both Mr McConnell and Democrats say, which incited the unprecedented attack on Congress on 6 January.

Despite escaping conviction, seven Republican senators joined all 50 Democrats in voting to convict Mr Trump, making it the most bipartisan impeachment trial vote ever.

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"He didn't get away with anything yet", McConnell said.

In a very lengthy statement issued by Trump's team, the former president aired a long list of grievances centred around his failed effort to overturn the vote count in state's like Georgia, and accused McConnell of "destroying the Republican side of the Senate" for not joining the effort.

The new suit alleges that "on and before January 6, 2021, the defendants. conspired to incite an assembled crowd to march upon and enter the Capitol of the United States for the common objective of disrupting, by the use of force, intimidation, and threat, the approval by Congress of the count of votes cast by members of the Electoral College as required by Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution".

Trump adviser Jason Miller dismissed the allegations in the lawsuit, citing Trump's acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial. He also said McConnell "begged" for his endorsement in the senator's home state of Kentucky while running for reelection a year ago _ and suggested he'd work to defeat McConnell and his Republican allies, saying he planned to "back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great".

The clash between the current and former GOP leaders comes as the Republican Party at large grapples with warring factions at odds over whether to continue in Trump's likeness or forge a path veering from the former President's legacy. "We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership".

Asked about McConnell's reported comments that he could unite his party around opposition to the bill, Biden said: "It may unify Republicans but it will hurt America badly".