Trump and Mitch McConnell have been waging a cold war for years. But Trump has now gone all-in.
And Donald Trump just made Mitch McConnell’s nightmare come true with this fateful decision.
Conservatives are still enraged at Mitch McConnell for capitulating to Joe Biden on government funding.
McConnell’s support for a $1.7 trillion spending measure that prohibited funds from being used to control the border while pouring another $45 billion into Joe Biden’s war in Ukraine pushed conservatives to delay Kevin McCarthy’s election as Speaker of the House until the 15th ballot.
Conservatives utilized the delay to pressure McCarthy into locking spending at 2022 levels and supporting a debt-ceiling-raising plan in exchange for severe spending cutbacks.
Trump channeled his rage into a call for a primary fight against McConnell and the other RINOs who voted in support of fully funding Joe Biden’s program, including Utah Senator Mitt Romney.
“We must now stop Mitch McConnell and his China flagrant boss, Coco Chow [Chao],” he wrote in a Truth Social post-Monday.
“It’s as though he just doesn’t care anymore, he pushes through anything the Democrats want. The $1.7 TRILLION quickly approved Bill of the week before was HORRIBLE. Zero for USA Border Security. If he waited just ten days, the now ‘United Republican Congress’ could have made it MUCH BETTER, or KILLED IT. Something is wrong with McConnell, and those Republican Senators that Vote with him. PRIMARY THEM ALL!” Trump posted.
In 2024, Republicans will have an extremely advantageous Senate map.
Conservatives, on the other hand, are fed up with McConnell and the present Senate leadership.
Over the previous two years, McConnell and Biden have worked together to award the Democrats victory after victory.
Because McConnell voted like the 51st Democrat Senator, Joe Biden was able to force through Congress the most broad gun control law in decades, a large chunk of the Green New Deal, $100 billion with no accountability to Ukraine, and trillions of dollars in socialist expenditures.
McConnell and RINOs like Romney who are due for re-election in 2024 and 2026 will have to decide whether to run against a conservative Primary candidate, most likely one endorsed by Donald Trump, or step aside and retire.
Establishment donors and Super PACs will have to spend money in primaries to defend McConnell and the RINOs if they compete for re-election.
McConnell brought this on himself by refusing to fight for conservatives and instead acting like Joe Biden’s top Senate ally.
Their desperate attempts to cling to their power in Congress will be made even harder by the fact that Donald Trump is running in 2024.
No RINO will be safe from him exposing them on the campaign trail. And if he takes the nomination, they won’t know what to do.
Needless to say, McConnell will be sweating for years to come.
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