Former President Trump released a scathing statement Tuesday afternoon targeting Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell.
Trump, once an ally of the Kentucky Republican, rebuked McConnell using terms harsher than those of most Democrats.
Naming McConnell a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack,” Trump said that the GOP would “never again be respected or strong” with McConnell at its helm.
McConnell has said Trump bears responsibility for the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot and suggested he voted not to convict Trump on an impeachment count of inciting the riot only because he is no longer president.
Trump, in his statement, said that Democrats and Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. plays “McConnell like a fiddle” and blamed McConnell for the GOP’s Senate losses in Georgia for not offering big enough stimulus checks.