(NewsReady.com) – The Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump on February 13. Afterwards, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) held a press conference and attacked him. A few days later, the 45th president responded with a scathing letter, calling the senator a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack.” Recently, one of the Kentucky Republican’s colleagues jumped into the fight and stood firmly on Trump’s side.
On February 24, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Newsmax that McConnell had the right to “have his say” when he spoke out against Trump. However, the lawmaker said he doesn’t believe the minority leader’s words were “reflective” of the party as a whole.
Graham also revealed he recently spent the weekend with the former president and said he’s the “dominant voice” in the GOP, not McConnell.
“If we could get behind President Trump and follow his lead, we will win in 2022,” Graham said.
Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC urged Republicans to unify and get behind former President Trump in order to win both House and Senate majorities in 2022. https://t.co/TvAiHCmiVM
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) February 25, 2021
Mitch McConnell was re-elected to another term in the Senate last November. He will be there for six years, but where he goes from there is unclear. While the senator grapples with his betrayal, Trump looks poised to expand the GOP’s reach and help the party take back Congress in 2022.
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