Soon after the “results” of the 2020 Election came in, we found out just who really supported Donald Trump in the GOP. Scores of D.C. Republicans quickly welcomed Joe Biden as our new president, refusing to even consider recounts, recanvassing, or audits of election systems. Many so-called Republicans abandoned Donald Trump as quickly as they could.
It seems they forgot that without Trump’s leadership, the party would be dead. Thanks to his influence, Republicans won numerous seats pollsters and the media said were sure to go blue. Over four years, Trump upheld strong, conservative policies—making good on all his promises. Yet Republicans in Washington showed us what they really were: swamp dwellers.
Apparently, one of these Republicans is Mitch McConnell. Thanks to Trump, Mitch was able to reshape the federal courts, appointing hundreds of conservative judges. If it weren’t for Trump, Mitch would not have been able to accomplish this tremendous feat. Yet soon after the election, it was clear Mitch was done supporting the president.
Recently, he even wrote an article bashing Trump. But it doesn’t look like Republicans are on his side.
Trump was +75 in the YouGov/Economist poll taken February 6-9, which found his favorability rating was 87 percent among GOP members, while just 12 percent viewed the 45th president unfavorably…
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, arguably the most powerful Republican today, was viewed very unfavorably by GOP members.
The poll found just 36 percent of respondents said they viewed McConnell favorably, while 51 percent said they did not, giving him a -15 rating. [Source: Breitbart]
Gee, I wonder why that is? Maybe it’s because Trump always put Americans first, even when faced with intense opposition. McConnell, on the other hand, quickly folded to the D.C. swamp when it was convenient for him. He is now bashing the president that supported conservative values like few others before him.
It didn’t take long for Trump to call out McConnell, either.
“The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political ‘leaders’ like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm. McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse.” [Source: Breitbart]
Trump also blamed McConnell for the “disaster” in Georgia’s election. He might be referring to McConnell’s influence in the January runoffs. Many believe McConnell’s refusal to pass increased COVID relief payments right before the vote, cost Republicans their two Senate seats. Trump might also be calling out McConnell’s unwillingness to support him during his election integrity battle, when Mitch and other Republicans refused to acknowledge there was a problem.
Trump’s words do not bode well for McConnell and Republicans—if they choose to follow Mitch. He said that if Republican Senators stick with McConnell, they “will not win again.” The polls seem to agree. While conservatives still love Trump, they are very much souring over the turtle.
If Senate Republicans were smart, they’d find a new leader—and fast.