On Tuesday, when asked if he agreed with the Republican National Committee's assessment of January 6th as "legitimate political discourse," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did not hold back, calling January 6th:
"a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election."
So, an angry response from Donald Trump was inevitable, and he did not disappoint.
Trump sent out a statement Wednesday afternoon condemning McConnell for his remarks.
In the diatribe, Trump cited his completely baseless claim that the 2020 election was rigged and that he really won.
"Mitch McConnell does not speak for the Republican Party, and does not represent the views of the vast majority of its voters. He did nothing to fight for his constituents and stop the most fraudulent election in American history."
He proceeded to blame McConnell for everything he sees as wrong with the country.
"And he does nothing to stop the lawless Biden Administration, the invasion of our Borders, rising Inflation, Unconstitutional mandates, the persecution of political opponents, fact finding on the incompetent Afghanistan withdrawal, the giving away our energy independence, etc., which is all because of the fraudulent election"
Trump continued the blame game:
"If Mitch would have fought for the election, like the Democrats would have if in the same position, we would not be discussing any of the above today, and our Country would be STRONG and PROUD instead of weak and embarrassed."
Twitter users were not surprised by Trump's outburst, but took the opportunity to drag him.
From Trump:\n\n"Mitch McConnell does not speak for the Republican Party, and does not represent the views of the vast majority of its voters. He did nothing to fight for his constituents & stop the most fraudulent election in American history. & he does..\u201d\n\nHe must be subpoenaedpic.twitter.com/fLblK0AZIp— David Weissman (@David Weissman) 1644430521
I understand he's shameless but he actually accused someone else of persecuting their political opponents?\n\nI'm about to hit my irony savoring threshold.— President Elect Lenny (@President Elect Lenny) 1644430667
pic.twitter.com/aKWlDBxgFZ— Alonzo Solis (@Alonzo Solis) 1644431190
Squeeeeeeee! they're turning on each other!— Way Too Soon (@Way Too Soon) 1644431527
\u2026Mitch McConnell did, however, win his last election. So\u2026— Benjamin Ward (@Benjamin Ward) 1644431956
https://twitter.com/ranj032753/status/1375555807111217153\u00a0\u2026— DRJ (@DRJ) 1644431428
Let them eat their own.— SoSheepy (@SoSheepy) 1644437238
While there seems to be significant discord in the ranks of the Republican Party, it remains to be seen whether it will have any lasting impact, particularly if Trump decides to run for President again in 2024.