Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump called on the aged and ailing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to step down from Republican leadership in an interview granted to Breitbart News. Speaking from his golf clubhouse in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump expressed health concerns about McConnell and cited the 81-year-old Senator’s sudden and awkward freezing in the middle of a press conference as evidence of unfitness. Trump also attacked McConnell for failing to be a successful leader against President Biden’s agenda.
Speaking about Mitch’s latest health episode, Trump said, “I thought it was sad.” He then pivoted toward McConnell’s failed leadership and said, “At the same time, I think it’s a shame he went so far out to give Green New Deal money to Biden and Democrats. He got 10 people to vote because they needed 10 people, and he got 10 people to vote on numerous occasions for trillions of dollars. I think that’s a shame. But that was too bad.”
The former president then returned back to McConnell’s health and said, “That was a sad thing to see. He had a bad fall, I guess, and probably an after-effect of that.” He then pivoted back to McConnell’s lackluster record during the Biden years. He said, “It was also sad that he gave trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars to the Democrats to waste on the Green New Deal, destroying our oceans and destroying our great, beautiful vistas and plains all over our country with windmills that are very expensive energy. So that’s a very sad thing also,” as reported on Breitbart.
Trump then called for fresh leadership for Republicans in the Senate. He commented that “We have to have that [a new leader]…No, we have to have that. We have some people in the Senate that are fantastic and would be great at that position. But it’s just amazing he [McConnell] would do that — but at the same time, I hope he’s well.”
When the reporter asked Trump who would he like to see raised to such a position, Trump vaguely replied that he had “a lot of great relationships with the Senate and with the House — probably with the House even more so.”
“The House, on the impeachment hoax, they voted unanimous — I think it was 196 to nothing, the Republicans were. Jim Jordan and all of the people — I think Jamie Comer is doing a great job.”
He added that “You have a lot of people in the House doing a great job. Matt Gaetz is doing really well. He’s a tough cookie and he’s doing really well. Marjorie Taylor Greene has done really, really well. A lot of people like what she has to say — a lot of people.”