Politics McConnell 'concentrating on future,' not Trump insults
At CPAC, Donald Trump targets the Republican Party of Liz Cheney and Mitch McConnell
Former President Trump told CPAC he wants to "get rid of" Republicans who oppose him and supported impeachment.Trump used his first post-presidential speech Sunday to rip GOP lawmakers who backed his impeachment, and pledge to defeat them in future elections likely to be shadowed by in-fighting that could undermine the party's chances to win back Congress.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had nothing to say about former President Donald Trump when asked about the insult lodged against him over the weekend.
“What I'm concentrating on is the future,” McConnell told a reporter who asked about Trump’s weekend speech.
Trump, in a speech to a private donor audience at Mar-a-Lago, called McConnell a “dumb son of a b----,” according to reports. Trump included other criticism of McConnell in the nearly hourlong speech.
McConnell in February voted to acquit Trump of a House impeachment charge of inciting a riot ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Following his vote, McConnell took to the Senate floor to condemn Trump’s actions after the November election and leading up to and during the riot at the Capitol.
Mitch McConnell's Favorability Rating Down 10 Points in Months Since Trump Lost Election
Though both his job approval and favorability ratings have dropped, the Kentucky Republican easily won his bid for reelection last fall.The Kentucky Republican's favorability rating has also taken a hit in the months since Trump lost his bid for re-election to President Joe Biden.
“The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” McConnell said after Trump’s acquittal. McConnell said he voted to acquit the president because he believes the Senate cannot convict a president who is no longer in office.
Trump and McConnell have not spoken in months. McConnell said on Tuesday that he is focused on regaining the Senate majority and working to stop the agenda of “a totally left-wing administration” and the Senate Democrats.
“That’s what I’m concentrating on,” McConnell said.
McConnell also declined to comment on the decision by the Senate’s GOP campaign arm last weekend to give Trump its first annual “Champion for Freedom” award.
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