President Donald Trump has ripped Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and called for the Senate Republican leader’s impeachment.
Speaking during an interview on Real America’s Voice, Trump vowed that, if he wins the presidency again, McConnell will not be Senate leader.
“I made a mistake, I endorsed him,” Trump said.
“He came to me — he was so nice to me and asked for my endorsement.
“It’s crazy what’s happening with this debt ceiling.
“They ought to impeach Mitch McConnell.
“Mitch McConnell keeps allowing it to happen.
“I mean, they ought to impeach Mitch McConnell if he allows that.
“Frankly, something has to be — they have something on him.
“How he approves this thing is incredible.
“He’s done a bad job,” Trump said.
“He’s allowed $4 trillion to go into the hands of the Democrats, and this is $4 trillion into the hands of these radical-left Democrats who are wasting it on the Green New Deal — think of it.
“He increased the debt ceiling, he approved the debt ceiling, he let them have it, and he got nothing for it, and they must have something on him.
“The only thing I can say about him; they must have something on him.”
“This guy does not deserve to continue to be leader and hopefully somebody’s going to challenge him.
“But I’ll tell you, if I run, and if I win, he will not be leader,” Trump warned.
Trump this morning calls for Mitch McConnell to be impeached: “They ought to impeach Mitch McConnell .. they have something on him.” pic.twitter.com/qP5UPtml7g
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) November 3, 2022
While senators can’t be impeached, they can be censured or expelled by a two-thirds vote.
According to The New York Post:
The former president was referring to another possible rise in the total amount of debt the federal government is allowed to accrue.
It was last increased by $2.5 trillion to about $31.4 trillion in December of last year.
The US is expected to reach the new debt limit by July 2023.
McConnell has not said what Republicans will do about the debt ceiling if they take back the Senate after the midterm elections, though he did cut a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for the December hike.
Months earlier, McConnell had warned President Biden — following a previous Senate vote on a short-term debt ceiling increase — that “I will not be a party to any future effort to mitigate the consequences of Democratic mismanagement.”