Ex-Aide: McConnell May Never Speak to Trump Again

Ex-Aide: McConnell May Never Speak to Trump Again

"There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day", McConnell said on the Senate floor shortly after the 57-43 vote that fell shy of the 67 votes needed to convict Trump for House's article of impeachment "incitement of insurrection".

McConnell actually voted to acquit Trump, but, he said, only because he did not think it was constitutional to conduct a trial of a president who is no longer in office.

Sen. Lindsey Graham questioned GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's political acumen while continuing to publicly show fealty to Donald Trump during a Tuesday night interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News.

FORMER US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has launched a personal attack on senior Republican Mitch McConnell, calling him a "dour, sullen and unsmiling political hack".

Donald Trump wouldn't say Wednesday whether he will run for president again in 2024, but did tout his lingering support among Republicans in the wake of last week's Senate impeachment trial. Although McConnell ultimately voted to acquit Trump during the Senate trial, he said Trump could face legal repercussions for his actions.

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In his statement, Trump criticised McConnell for failing to do more to back his unfounded claims of election fraud. Jeff Flake, a former Republican senator from Arizona, has said the party should move on from Trump. Flake had endorsed Democrat Joe Biden against Trump during the 2020 election. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also visited with Trump at Mar-a-Lago a few weeks ago and most House Republicans - with the notable exception of GOP conference chair Liz Cheney - view Trump as a force in the party.

An op-ed from the conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal published on Sunday warned Republicans that Trump would not be able to win another national election.

A Morning Consult/Politico poll released Tuesday said, "A majority of Republican voters (54 percent) said they would support Trump in a hypothetical 2024 presidential primary election".

While speaking with Fox News hosts Harris Faulkner and Bill Hemmer about the passing of conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday, Trump answered questions about the late radio personality's take on the 2020 U.S. presidential election, once again insisting that he had "won" on November 3. "The Republicans are soft, they only hit their own, like Mitch", he said.

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