Riot Lawsuit Just Part of Trump's Post-Impeachment Problems

Donald Trump right stands next to Rudy Giuliani

Trump took aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday (local time), accusing him being a "hack" for not joining his effort to undermine the result of the 2020 presidential election which saw him lose the White House to Joe Biden.

Donald Trump has urged Republican senators to dump Mitch McConnell as their leader in the Senate following his withering criticism of the former U.S. president after his impeachment trial.

"Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again", Trump said.

"Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First".

Trump's scathing statement about Mitch McConnell could have been much worse, Politico reported.

"It's of course Congress's decision to form this commission, but it's certainly one the president would support", Psaki said.

The deeply personal attack follows McConnell's speech over over the weekend saying that Trump was responsible for the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.

On Tuesday, Trump lashed out at McConnell in a scathing statement through his Save America PAC. "There was never a consideration to make a personal attack, though".

But he used the blast against McConnell to assert his continuing claim to leadership of the Republican party.

"This is a big moment for our country, and we can not let it pass by using third rate "leaders" to dictate our future!" he added.

"We've seen it happen in other states where my Republican colleagues who voted to convict have seen that pushback from within the party", Murkowski said.

Trump, who made a fiery speech to supporters prior to the riot, could also be hit with criminal charges - though courts, wary of infringing free speech, have set a high bar for prosecutors trying to mount federal incitement cases.

The clash between the current and former GOP leaders comes as the Republican Party at large grapples with warring factions at odds over whether to continue in Trump's likeness or forge a path veering from the former President's legacy. "I remind everybody, Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment was don't speak ill of fellow Republicans", Graham said. I'm more anxious about 2022 than I've ever been. "I don't want to eat our own".

The Illinois congressman cited most Republicans' seeming unwillingness to hold Trump accountable for his role in encouraging violence on January 6, as well as the party's support of lawmakers such as Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has drawn criticism for past social media posts in which she's suggested support for killing Democratic politicians, unfounded QAnon theories and racist views. "If we're going to move on from Donald Trump, it was going to be messy. If you don't get that, you're just not looking".

He even noted that though Trump is now out of office, he remains subject to the country's criminal and civil laws.

The Kentucky Republican also released a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Monday doubling down on his rhetoric against Trump, saying he "bears moral responsibility" for the insurrection.

"His behaviour during and after the chaos was also unconscionable".



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