Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed former President Donald Trump for his comments to terminate the American Constitution.
For a long time, McConnell supported Trump, but the election fraud narrative of the former president turned the senator against him.
Mitch McConnell Goes Against Trump Once Again
On Saturday, Trump claimed in a Truth Social post that too much election fraud allows for the termination of all rules and articles present in the Constitution of the United States.
These comments of Trump urged many Republicans to open up against the former president. McConnell claimed anybody who believes the American Constitution should be suspended would have a tough time being sworn in as the president of the United States.
However, McConnell did not claim he would not support Trump if he wins the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election.
Instead of denying his support for Trump’s 2024 campaign, McConnell only claimed Constitution deniers could not be sworn into the White House.
Mitch McConnell responds to Trump:
"Anyone seeking the presidency who thinks the constitution could somehow be suspended or not followed seems to me would have a very hard time being sworn in as president." pic.twitter.com/GL0GBz5QkK
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) December 6, 2022
This is not the first time McConnell is speaking against Trump’s 2024 election campaign. Just last week, McConnell claimed Trump is highly unexpected to win the next presidential election, due to his dinner with an anti-Semite and a white supremacist.
Back then, McConnell noted the Republican Party has no place for antisemitism and white supremacy.
After these comments of McConnell, Trump lashed back at the Senate Minority Leader, claiming McConnell is the actual reason behind the poor performance of Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections.
Trump also added that McConnell begged for his endorsement in his Senate election, without which he was not likely to win his seat.
Republican strategist Alice Stewart burns Trump: “The Constitution is not like a spouse. You can’t just get rid of it when it no longer suits your purposes.” (Video: CNN) pic.twitter.com/9e9E86NDYt
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) December 5, 2022
Prominent Republicans Lashed Out at Trump
Whenever a newly elected president takes the oath of his office, they are supposed to pledge to protect and defend the Constitution of America. The pledges in the presidential oath prompted many other Republicans to denounce Trump’s comments.
For instance, Senate Minority Whip John Thune said the Constitution is an essential thing in the country, adding that Trump’s anti-Constitution remarks provide a golden opportunity for Republicans running against Trump in the 2024 presidential primaries.
Former President Mike Pence also claimed anyone who wants to hold public office in the United States must defend the Constitution of the country.
While Americans want to see the policies of the Trump administration back, they also want to see leaders who protect the long-lasting traditions of America, Pence added.
Another GOP senator, Mike Rounds, stated leaders who are willing to lead America should protect the Constitution, not speak to terminate it.
After seeing many Republicans against him, Trump also went into damage control mode. In a follow-up post, Trump asserted the mainstream media is trying to propagate fake news that he wants to terminate the US Constitution.
According to Trump, the fake media is running disinformation campaigns against him, just as it did in the past.