Donald Trump says people are “angry” with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated the President-elect Joe biden, and the incumbent president’s most ardent loyalists have expressed their fury against the high-ranking Republican.
“The Electoral College has spoken,” McConnell said Tuesday morning, adding that he wished to “congratulate President-elect Joe Biden” and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris.
Early Wednesday, Trump tweeted an earlier version of this DailyMail.com article, writing: “Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting president (by far). Too early to give up. The Republican Party must finally learn to fight People are angry!
He pointed to the anger of new congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia and follower of QAnon, and a racist attack on McConnell’s Sino-American wife by Lin Wood, a conspiracy theorist lawyer who filed a lawsuit. series of unsuccessful election lawsuits with ‘Kraken’ lawyer Sidney Powell.
“Every ‘Republican’ who doesn’t fight for @realDonaldTrump’s landslide victory in 2020 supports the Chinese Communist Party’s takeover of America,” Greene tweeted following McConnell’s remarks.
“The Electoral College has spoken,” McConnell said Tuesday morning, before adding that he wanted to “congratulate President-elect Joe Biden”
Trump tweeted this DailyMail.com article, writing: “Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting president (by far). Too early to give up. The Republican Party must finally learn to fight. People are angry!
Trump campaign lawyer Lin Wood went even further, calling McConnell a “traitor” and swearing, “His day of judgment draws near.”
McConnell ‘is NOT a Patriot. Ask his wife. She knows, ” Wood wrote, referring to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, McConnell’s wife of 27 years, who is Chinese-American.
“McConnell just wants power, influence and money. He’s ready to sell America to get what he wants. McConnell is a traitor to American patriots, ”Wood continued.
Recently pardoned former national security adviser Mike Flynn joined the outcry, retweeting a Twitter user who called on “American Patriots” to let “McConnell know we don’t agree with his “President-elect Biden” mindset.
Flynn told Trump: “Millions and millions and millions of patriots stand behind, by your side and in front of you during this pivotal moment in United States history when our very Republic is at stake. fail or curl up as some members of the Republican Party have shown.
Sebastian Gorka, a conservative radio host who briefly served in the Trump administration, accused McConnell of caving in to the “crowd” by conceding the election to Biden ahead of the Jan. 6 final tally from the Congressional Electoral College.
Fox News host Mark Levin also joined the fray, tweeting “thanks for nothing, Mitch”.
“Trump helped you get your seat, like he did the Senate and House seats, and you couldn’t even wait until Jan.6,” Levin added. “You have been the ‘leader’ of the GOP in the Senate for far too long. It’s time to have new ideas and new blood.
Far-right commentator Nicholas J. Fuentes, who took part in rallies across the country protesting the election results, simply tweeted: “McConnell is a traitor and a RINO.”
The acronym “RINO” stands for “Republican in name only”.
On Tuesday, McConnell warned his fellow GOP senators not to join Trump’s continued attempts to overturn the Electoral College results.
In a private discussion, McConnell reportedly warned Republican senators not to challenge the Electoral College’s tally when Congress meets on Jan.6 to confirm the results.
McConnell on Tuesday warned fellow GOP senators not to join Trump’s continued attempts to overturn Electoral College results
The fight would result in a “terrible vote” for Republicans, McConnell told senators, according to two people who were given anonymity to discuss the call, which was first reported by Politico. They should choose to support Trump or overthrow him publicly.
Republicans are worried about the adverse effects on the second round of elections in Georgia, where two incumbent Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, face Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in a state that switched in November for Biden.
McConnell has been a strong supporter of most of Trump’s efforts. But the turn of events six weeks after Election Day showed that the Kentucky senator, backed by his leadership team, was seeking to normalize relations with the incoming presidency Biden while avoiding the spectacle of a divisive ground brawl. the party as Trump reluctantly leaves office.