Trump Threatens To Primary McConnell Allies In Deranged, New Statement From PAC

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) make their way to a Senate Republican policy lunch at the US Capitol on May 15, 2018. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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February 16, 2021 5:23 p.m.

Former President Trump lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a deranged and racist statement issued through Trump’s political action committee.

“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,” the statement said.

“He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country,” it continued. “Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First.”

The statement came after McConnell has repeatedly criticized Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, culminating in the Jan. 6 insurrection. McConnell also gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal recently that implied the Senate leader would try to sideline extremist GOP candidates who would hurt Republicans in general elections.

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Trump’s statement did not explicitly mention McConnell’s comments that bashed the former president’s failed attempt to steal an election. Nor was there a reference to McConnell ultimately voting to acquit Trump in the Senate impeachment proceedings that examined the former president’s role in the Capitol riot.

However, Trump did blame McConnell for the GOP’s loss in two run-off Georgia Senate races that gave Democrats control of the upper chamber, while suggesting that Republican voters had revolted against the GOP because of state Republican officials’ refusal to disturb Biden’s win.

“Many Republicans in Georgia voted Democrat, or just didn’t vote, because of their anguish at their inept Governor, Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and the Republican Party, for not doing its job on Election Integrity during the 2020 Presidential race,” Trump said, while also claiming McConnell’s failure to pass $2,000 stimulus checks propelled the Democrats to victory.

The lengthy statement rehashed several other vitriolic claims that Trump has made against McConnell in the past, including racist insinuations about McConnell’s marriage to former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Read the full statement below:

The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political “leaders” like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm. McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse. The Democrats and Chuck Schumer play McConnell like a fiddle—they’ve never had it so good—and they want to keep it that way! We know our America First agenda is a winner, not McConnell’s Beltway First agenda or Biden’s America Last.

In 2020, I received the most votes of any sitting President in history, almost 75,000,000. Every incumbent House Republican won for the first time in decades, and we flipped 15 seats, almost costing Nancy Pelosi her job. Republicans won majorities in at least 59 of the 98 partisan legislative chambers, and the Democrats failed to flip a single legislative chamber from red to blue. And in “Mitch’s Senate,” over the last two election cycles, I single-handedly saved at least 12 Senate seats, more than eight in the 2020 cycle alone—and then came the Georgia disaster, where we should have won both U.S. Senate seats, but McConnell matched the Democrat offer of $2,000 stimulus checks with $600. How does that work? It became the Democrats’ principal advertisement, and a big winner for them it was. McConnell then put himself, one of the most unpopular politicians in the United States, into the advertisements. Many Republicans in Georgia voted Democrat, or just didn’t vote, because of their anguish at their inept Governor, Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and the Republican Party, for not doing its job on Election Integrity during the 2020 Presidential race.

It was a complete election disaster in Georgia, and certain other swing states. McConnell did nothing, and will never do what needs to be done in order to secure a fair and just electoral system into the future. He doesn’t have what it takes, never did, and never will.

My only regret is that McConnell “begged” for my strong support and endorsement before the great people of Kentucky in the 2020 election, and I gave it to him. He went from one point down to 20 points up, and won. How quickly he forgets. Without my endorsement, McConnell would have lost, and lost badly. Now, his numbers are lower than ever before, he is destroying the Republican side of the Senate, and in so doing, seriously hurting our Country.

Likewise, McConnell has no credibility on China because of his family’s substantial Chinese business holdings. He does nothing on this tremendous economic and military threat.

Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again. He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country. Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership.

Prior to the pandemic, we produced the greatest economy and jobs numbers in the history of our Country, and likewise, our economic recovery after Covid was the best in the world. We cut taxes and regulations, rebuilt our military, took care of our Vets, became energy independent, built the wall and stopped the massive inflow of illegals into our Country, and so much more. And now, illegals are pouring in, pipelines are being stopped, taxes will be going up, and we will no longer be energy independent.

This is a big moment for our country, and we cannot let it pass by using third rate “leaders” to dictate our future!

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