McConnell’s Days As GOP Leader Numbered

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Former President Donald Trump upped his attacks on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) by calling for the Republican leader to be “immediately” ousted from the GOP.

Taking to Truth Social, the former President cited a story from The Federalist, which reported links between McConnell, his wife Elaine Chao, and China.

He explained that McConnell “is not an Opposition Leader, he is a pawn for the Democrats to get whatever they want,” adding that the longtime leader “is afraid of them, and will not do what has to be done.”

He continued, declaring, “A new Republican Leader in the Senate should be picked immediately!”

The former President has had a bone to pick with McConnell since the Senate Leader denounced Trump for his role in the January 6 Capitol attack.

Trump’s jabs have included calling McConnell, 80, “Old Crow” and the Senate Leader’s wife “crazy.”

But McConnell’s jabs have been less overt. In an apparent attack on Trump’s ability to select winning candidates for the Senate, McConnell said he wasn’t convinced the GOP could reclaim the Senate based on “candidate quality.”

Following these remarks, Trump took aim at McConnell, implying he should be more invested in ensuring GOP Senate candidates are elected, before turning his attention to Chao, who he called “crazy.”

In Wednesday’s post, he referred to Chao as “coco.”

Wednesday’s post isn’t the first time Trump has called for a new GOP Senate Leader to be elected. Last year, Trump stated, “We need good leadership. Mitch McConnell has not done a great job — I think they should change Mitch McConnell,” sharing his belief that if McConnell wasn’t the GOP’s Senate Leader, it would help the GOP in the midterms.