Conservative Brief: Donald Trump is waging war against the man who believes he runs the Republican Party, House Minority Leader and Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell.
In an interview on Friday for Fox Business the 45th President of the United States took aim at his rival, accusing him of being clueless for helping President Joe Biden and the Democrats pass the infrastructure bill, Newsweek reported.
“It’s not infrastructure and we had 19 Republicans voting for it. What a shame. But Mitch McConnell gave this. That guy should resign as the leader,” he said.
McConnell and 18 other Senate Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the infrastructure bill in August. Then after months of tense negotiations and delay, the House passed the package largely along party lines in a 228-206 vote on November 5.
GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had warned caucus members against defecting, urging Republicans to vote against the legislation that would help Biden deliver on crucial elements of his domestic agenda.
Still, 13 House Republicans broke with their party to vote for the infrastructure plan. With six progressive lawmakers in revolt, the legislation would not have succeeded if it were not for the Republican support.
“He broke up the bills, and by breaking it up that was bad, but then he gave them two months to get their act together. They were ready to fold. We had them. And then Mitch McConnell gave them two months. This guy doesn’t have a clue,” the former president said.
But this is far from the first time he and McConnell have been at odds with each other. Earlier this month he mocked the fact that McConnell was skipping the Biden signing of the infrastructure law.
“Based on the fact that the Old Crow convinced many Republican Senators to vote for the Bill, greatly jeopardizing their chance of winning re-election, and that he led the way, he should go to the signing and put up with the scorn from Great Republican Patriots that are already lambasting him,” he said. more