“He who is not with me is against me” ~ Jesus Christ. This phrase of biblical origin has been repeated time and again throughout history. It’s once again being repeated by two fellas in unison. It’s no secret how Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump’s mutual respect for one another dissipated down the political cesspool, but now they’re pressuring fellow Republicans into making a choice. Team Donald or Team Mitch? You can’t play for both.
Here’s where the rift comes in. GOP members who have already chosen their team captain have done so because they believe their respective chosen leader is more representative of the true Republican Party and stands the better chance of winning back Congress. Call it a civil war of sorts.
With midterms just around the corner, division in the ranks is not what the GOP needs. It appears like Trump still commands the biggest Army but at a time like this, they need all hands on deck.
Addressing the issue, Trump gave the following statement. “Mitch McConnell does not speak for the Republican Party, and does not represent the views of the vast majority of its voters.” He said McConnell is weak when it comes to fighting Joe Biden’s agenda. He “bails out the radical left and the RINOs,” he said. RINO refers to members of the party who are Republicans In Name Only. They’re mostly old-timers in Pullups.
Trump, doing as Trump does, couldn’t resist throwing one more dagger at McConnell by adding that he is “so against what Republicans are about.”
This entire hornet nest was stirred up when McConnell criticized the GOP for voting to censure Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger from speaking in Salt Lake City at the GOP’s annual winter meeting. The vote, which easily won, was a clear indicator of which way party loyalty still leans, and it isn’t in the turtle man’s direction.
Bear in mind that both Cheney and Kinzinger are aggressively digging into the details of Jan. 6 and are the only two Republicans sitting on the Democrat-led investigative committee. They’ve already pissed-off most of Trumps’ inner circle by serving them with subpoenas so why would they give the two make-believe Republicans a chance to speak?
Trump’s political allies believe their loyalty should know no limits. The man has more than proven his vast abilities time and again, and he rarely needed their help to do it. McConnell and his assembled crew of staunch establishment types, the RINOs, still won’t cross the decades-old line. They won’t make unnecessary ripples in the sea of political tranquility.
Another display of McConnell’s lack of influence came when he refused to accept claims of voter fraud even as still today the bulk of the Republican electorate believe that Biden was not the legitimate winner of the 2020 election.
Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri led the charge to block Biden’s bogus victory on Jan 6. He said McConnell and his co-hearts are causing great harm to the party’s aggressive midterm ambitions.
“Whatever you think about the RNC vote, it reflects the view of most Republican voters,” he said. “So I’m just telling you, in my state, it’s not helpful to have a bunch of DC Republicans commenting on the RNC.”
The best thing for himself and America at this point in time would be for McConnell to grab a fishing pole and head home to Kentucky. He’s had a long distinguished career, but he should probably quit while he still has at least a little dignity left.