(Headline USA) Former President Donald Trump blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in an interview published this week and said he is the reason President Joe Biden is in the White House today.
During an interview with New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns, Trump said McConnell should have done more to fight Democrats’ efforts to rig the 2020 presidential election, but instead let them steal it from Trump.
“Had Mitch stuck with many members of the party who knew the election was rigged, I think we wouldn’t be at Mar-a-Lago,” Trump said, according to Burns and Martin’s new book.
“We would be at the White House having this conversation,” he added.
An election integrity group also recently accused McConnell of ignoring evidence of massive voter fraud in the 2020 election. True The Vote claimed earlier this month that it turned over evidence of illegal ballot harvesting in the 2020 election to the National Republican Senatorial Committee—which the committee, overseen by McConnell, ignored.
Trump and McConnell worked together frequently while Trump was president, but their relationship soured after the Jan. 6 Capitol protests. McConnell did not vote to impeach Trump, but he did blast Trump as “practically and morally responsible” for the protests.
He also allegedly told associates in private that he didn’t feel the need to vote for Trump’s impeachment because “the Democrats are going to take care of that son of a b**** for us.”
However, just a few weeks ago, McConnell said he would support Trump again if he became the GOP presidential candidate in 2024.
“I think I have an obligation to support the nominee of my party,” McConnell said. “That will mean that whoever the nominee is has gone out and earned the nomination.”