Former President Donald Trump has called for the ‘impeachment’ of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, suggesting in an interview that Democrats “have something” on him since has allowed many of their agenda items to pass the Senate.
On a call with Real America’s Voice on Thursday, the 45th President of the United States called out McConnell saying that he regretted endorsing the Kentucky senator for re-election in 2020.
“I made a mistake, I endorsed him,” Trump said. “He came to me — he was so nice to me and asked for my endorsement.”
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
Trump continued to target the 80-year-old “RINO” as the subject of the debt ceiling was brought up and the potential crisis the American government may face in the coming months.
“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,” Trump stated unequivocally.
The former president even suggested that blackmail may be motivating McConnell’s actions.
“Frankly, Mitch McConnell, something has to be — they have something on him. How he approves this thing is incredible,” Trump said.
Senators are not impeached, however, unlike in Trump’s own experience, they are either censured or expelled by a two-thirds vote. The last senator to be expelled from office by their colleagues was in 1862.
Trump’s criticism of the senator and his complaints about the debt ceiling were referring to another potential rise in the near future. McConnell played a part in the $2.5 trillion increase of last December despite no Republican in the Senate – and only one in the House – voting for the legislation. The Kentuckian struck a one-time deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer so that the legislation could pass without the threat of a filibuster. This action allowed the measure to pass with a 50-49 vote without McConnell having to vote for the bill himself.
Months prior to the deal, McConnell had warned President Biden that he would not be playing a part in saving the Democrats from their own actions, but his actions in December showed that he lacked the substance to carry through with this promise. “I will not be a party to any future effort to mitigate the consequences of Democratic mismanagement,” McConnell said before reneging.
Trump called out McConnell as “a bad guy who’s done a bad job,” for allowing Biden and his left-wing administration to add trillions more to the nation’s debt.
“I think we have a really good chance now of winning the Senate, but we have to get a much better guy than Mitch McConnell. He’s close to incompetence, something wrong with him,” Trump said.
This is only the latest in a string of attacks on McConnell launched by Trump. Earlier this fall, when McConnell signed on to stop-gap legislation in order to mitigate a government shutdown, the former president took to his social media platform, Truth Social, to air his grievances.
“Is McConnell approving all of these Trillions of Dollars worth of Democrat sponsored Bills, without even the slightest bit of negotiation, because he hates Donald J. Trump, and he knows I am strongly opposed to them, or is he doing it because he believes in the Fake and Highly Destructive Green New Deal, and is willing to take the Country down with him?” Trump wrote.
He suggested that the Republican must have a “death wish” for supporting Democrat-sponsored bills.
McConnell finds himself between a rock and a hard place. Increasing the debt ceiling does not allow for an increase in spending by the federal government, but enables it to pay off its current deficit. Doing so acquiesces to the outrageous amount of spending the Biden administration and the Democrat-led Congress have conducted so far, but a failure to do so could send the American economy further down the recession spiral.
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