Former U.S. President Donald Trump spoke sharply about the leader of the Republicans in the Senate Mitch McConnell.
On the eve of McConnell said that Trump is “politically and morally responsible” for everything done as head of state. Specifically, he placed the blame on Trump for his supporters storming the Capitol on January 6.
“The Republican Party can never be respected and strong with political ‘leaders’ like Senator Mitch McConnell,” Trump responded. He said Republicans lost their majority in the Senate precisely because of his lack of “political intuition, wisdom, skill and personal qualities.”
Trump also recalled that McConnell “begged” him to support his candidacy in the 2020 election, and expressed regret that he contributed to his re-election. “How quickly McConnell forgets everything,” he lamented.
On Feb. 13, 57 senators voted to impeach Trump, a number not enough to warrant an indictment, and the Senate acquitted the former president. McConnell was among the opponents of Trump’s ouster.
A second impeachment trial against Trump began in the Senate on Feb. 9. On January 14, the House of Representatives voted to impeach the 45th president over the unrest in Washington. The attempt to remove an already former president from office after the end of his term was the first time in the U.S.
The storming of the Capitol in the U.S. occurred on January 6 during a rally of supporters of the current head of state who did not recognize the results of the November vote, which resulted in the election of Biden as president. The rally led to clashes with police. Five people were killed and dozens detained. The democrats accused the president of inciting mutiny, which became the reason for starting the impeachment procedure.