President Donald Trump has dropped the hammer on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and 17 Republican senators who voted to ram through a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill.
Trump slammed the Republicans for failing to wait for the GOP to take control of the House of Representatives, which would have given the party a much stronger negotiating position.
As retribution, Trump wants to primary them all.
“Great job Kevin!” Trump said in a post on Truth Social in response to a video of McCarthy thanking the 45th president.
“We must now stop Mitch McConnell,” Trump continued.
“It’s as though he just doesn’t care anymore, he pushes through anything the Democrats want.
“The $1.7 TRILLION quickly approved Bill of the week before was HORRIBLE.
“Zero for USA Border Security.
“If he waited just ten days, the now ‘United Republican Congress’ could have made it MUCH BETTER, or KILLED IT.
“Something is wrong with McConnell, and those Republican Senators that Vote with him.
“PRIMARY THEM ALL!!!”
The GOP senators knew McCarthy would be leading the House and could have waited to pass a spending bill until he was officially sworn in.
But that would have diluted McConnell’s power.
Spending bills are about how much cash a politician can grab for their pet projects not how much debt they will saddle the American people with.
McConnell had some power before McCarthy was sworn in, now he has considerably less.
So he sold the GOP down the river making a deal with Biden to use what little power he had left to feed at the trough one last time.
That is all over now that McCarthy is speaker.
The 18 Republicans who Trump wants to see primaried over the massive spending bill include:
- Roy Blunt (Missouri)
- John Boozman (Arkansas)
- Shelley Capito (West Virginia)
- Susan Collins (Maine)
- John Cornyn (Texas)
- Tom Cotton (Arkansas)
- Lindsey Graham (South Carolina)
- Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma)
- Mitch McConnell (Kentucky)
- Jerry Moran (Kansas)
- Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
- Rob Portman (Ohio)
- Mitt Romney (Utah)
- Mike Rounds (South Dakota)
- Richard Shelby (Alabama)
- John Thune (South Dakota)
- Roger Wicker (Mississippi)
- Todd Young (Indiana)