The civil war between MAGA Republicans and the GOP establishment brews on! Former President Trump demonstrated that divides within the Republican remain at an all time high after he openly called for the impeachment of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Thursday, mere days before the 2022 midterms.
The former president suggested that the left has blackmail on the
senate minority leader and that he plans on working with Democrats to “blow the debt ceiling up.”
Trump’s remarks came during a phone call he had on Real America News after the host of American Sunrise charged that Democrats are “scheming” to collude with “some of the RINOs” (Republicans in name only), “to blow the debt ceiling up.”
“It’s crazy what’s happening with this debt ceiling. Mitch McConnell keeps allowing [them] to have it. I mean, they ought to impeach Mitch McConnell if he allows that. Frankly, Mitch McConnell, something has to be — they have something on him. How he approves this thing is incredible,” Trump said in the interview.
Trump this morning calls for Mitch McConnell to be impeached: “They ought to impeach Mitch McConnell .. they have something on him.” pic.twitter.com/qP5UPtml7g
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) November 3, 2022
It is not a secret that McConnell and Trump have shared a mutual dislike of one another for quite some time now. The Senate minority leader famously threatened to oppose any Trump-backed Senate candidates that he deems are lacking in “electability” in February of 2021 and presumably upset the former president after an aligned Republican super PAC recently cut about $8 million in ads from the Arizona Senate race.
Trump has made his disdain for McConnell quite apparent. He recently said that “has a DEATH WISH” and described his wife as “China loving wife, Coco Chow.” McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, notably served as Trump’s transportation secretary before she resigned due to what she described as a protest against the riots that occurred at the US Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
Despite the continued feud, McConnell has refused to completely rule out backing Trump in a hypothetical 2024 White House bid.
The Republican Party is widely expected to make some gains in the upcoming midterm; even election forecaster FiveThirtyEight gave Republicans a 54% chance of retaking the upper chamber.