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Trump Makes It Clear: McConnell ‘Does Not Speak For the Republican Party’

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OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


Former President Donald Trump continues to be frustrated with Mitch McConnell, referring to the Kentucky Republican as “a disaster.”

“We do have to do something about Mitch McConnell,” Trump said. “He’s a disaster. He gets his 10 guys, and they give [President Joe] Biden whatever they want. There’s something going on. That doesn’t make sense. They get whatever they want.”

“We got to get him the hell out,” he added. “He’s a problem, big problem. In the meantime, I hope he’s feeling well, but he’s a big problem.”

The tiff between McConnell and Trump comes as House Republicans are moving to expunge Trump’s two impeachments from the record.

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik of New York and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia are working to expunge Trump’s impeachments which, if the effort is successful, will reverse the previous filings and charges against him.

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Stefanik’s resolution seeks to remove Trump’s impeachment related to the events of January 6. She argues that the facts and circumstances presented by House Democrats did not meet the burden of proof that Trump committed “high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Additionally, she is arguing that the impeachment did not demonstrate that Trump engaged in an “insurrection or rebellion against the United States.”

“The American people know Democrats weaponized the power of impeachment against President Donald Trump to advance their own extreme political agenda,” Stefanik noted in a press release.

“From the beginning of this sham process, I stood up against Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff’s blatant attempt to shred the Constitution as House Democrats ignored the Constitution and failed to follow the legislative process,” she noted further. “President Donald Trump was rightfully acquitted, and it is past time to expunge Democrats’ sham smear against not only President Trump’s name but against millions of patriots across the country.”

Meanwhile, Greene’s resolution seeks to expunge Trump’s 2019 impeachment over his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Democrats, on the word of an alleged whistleblower, claimed that Trump illegally withheld financial aid to the country in exchange for a commitment from Zelenskyy to investigate alleged illicit business activities involving Joe and Hunter Biden.

She claims that he “was wrongfully accused of misconduct, demonstrated by the information revealed in the FBI informant document that alleges Joe Biden took a $5 million bribe. The resolution asserts the articles of impeachment did not meet the burden of proof of ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors,'” Breitbart noted further.

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“The Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, weaponized a perfect phone call with Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election,” Greene said. “Meanwhile, the FBI had credible evidence of Joe and Hunter Biden’s corrupt dealings, confirming their involvement in a foreign bribery pay-to-play scheme and receipt of over $5 million each.

“All of this information was revealed to Congress by the FD-1023 form from the FBI’s most credible informant,” she continued. “The form vindicates President Trump and exposes the crimes of the Biden family.”

“I’m proud to work with Chairwoman Elise Stefanik on our joint resolutions to correct the record and clear President Trump’s good name,” she went on.

In May 2022, Stefanik joined with more than two dozen GOP colleagues who are pushing for a resolution that would expunge the former president’s second impeachment after labeling it the result of a “sham process.”

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), who was heading up the push, noted in a statement: “Democrats used their second impeachment resolution to once again weaponize one of the gravest and consequential powers of the House. This was never about the Constitution; it was rooted in personal politics.”

Stefanik added: “The American people know Democrats weaponized the power of impeachment against President Donald Trump to advance their own extreme political agenda. From the beginning of this sham process, I stood up against Nancy Pelosi’s blatant attempt to shred the Constitution as House Democrats ignored precedent and failed to follow the legislative process.”

“But President Donald Trump was rightfully acquitted, and it is past time to expunge Democrats’ sham smear against not only President Trump’s name but against millions of patriots across the country,” Stefanik noted further.

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