There’s a slap-fight going on within the Republican party after Donald Trump soundly lost to President Joe Biden in both the electoral and popular vote. Following the deadly insurrection on January 6th that came to fruition after Trump spread the Big Lie of voter fraud that doesn’t exist, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted the former president for his part in the Capitol mayhem. And McConnell took Trump to task twice, the last time after the Kentucky Republican voted to acquit the former president at his Senate impeachment hearing. Well, Trump being Trump, the former reality show star lashed out at McConnell.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) came to McConnell’s defense after Sean Hannity tore into the Senate Minority Leader. Although, Graham did it in the most Lindsey Graham way ever.
“President Trump’s statement today in response to what McConnell said Saturday is very predictable. I remind everybody, Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment was don’t speak ill of fellow Republicans,” Graham said, according to Yahoo News. He later added, “Mitch McConnell working with Donald Trump did a hell of a job. They are now at each other’s throats. I’m more worried about 2022 than I’ve ever been. I don’t want to eat our own.”
“Mitch McConnell was indispensable to Donald Trump’s success,” Graham continued. “Mitch McConnell got the tax cut through, a massive tax cut, with a two-vote Republican majority. Mitch McConnell is much to credit for Amy Coney Barrett as any single person.”
Graham then referred to a recent poll that showed that 59% of Republican respondents want the former president to play a prominent role in the party, and 54% would back Trump in a presidential primary.
“In that poll, you own the Republican Party, my friend,” Graham said. “But 55% of the people wanted you impeached and removed. You are the hope of the future of conservatism, President Trump, but we’ve got to make some changes to get back the White House in 2024 and have a Republican majority in the Senate and the House in 2022.”
Graham then addressed the situation with McConnell, saying, “I know Trump can be a handful, but he is the most dominant figure in the Republican party. We don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of taking back the majority without Donald Trump. If you don’t get that, you’re just not looking.”
Well, that’s just pathetic. Republicans are still clinging to a narcissistic madman that couldn’t accept defeat, so much so that he caused the deadly insurrection. That guy is the best the GOP can do.