During an interview with the conservative outlet, One America News, 45th President Donald Trump blasted what he characterized as weak Republican leadership in Congress, especially Mitch McConnell. Trump noted how Democrats have managed to steamroll over Republicans since gaining the majority, especially in regard to legislation that would create a commission to investigate Jan. 6th.
According to Mediaite:
“I’m watching the negotiation — which is a one-way negotiation in Congress,” Trump said. “They get whatever they want approved. McConnell is hopeless, and he can’t stop anything.”
Then he expanded to argue that if the roles were reversed, Schumer would have indulged Trump’s false claims of a stolen election by not accepting the results.
“I’ll tell you this, if Chuck Schumer were there on the day of the vote counting, he would have said there’s no way we’re going to approve this,” Trump said. “He actually would say that four years ago, right? Four years ago, they stood up and nobody complained about it. When our people stand up, they get scolded, and they immediately fold — Mitch McConnell as an example.
“But Chuck Schumer never would have accepted the result of that election. Never would have accepted. They would have been out in the streets. They would have been marching. And Mitch McConnell says, ‘Well, we have to get down to business now. And you know what the business was. [President Joe] Biden signed 17 executive orders. in virtually his first day, and every one of them was a disaster for our country. So we need much sharper, much tougher leadership.”
Recently, Trump released a statement criticizing the 35 House Republicans that voted in favor of current legislation to establish a commission to investigate the events leading up to Jan. 6th.
“See, 35 wayward Republicans—they just can’t help themselves. We have much better policy and are much better for the Country, but the Democrats stick together, the Republicans don’t,” said Trump. “They don’t have the Romney’s, Little Ben Sasse’s, and Cheney’s of the world. Unfortunately, we do. Sometimes there are consequences to being ineffective and weak. The voters understand!”