President Donald Trump sent himself on Twitter against the Republican majority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, after this Tuesday he recognized and congratulated the Democrat Joe Biden for his election victory.
(In context: After a few weeks, Republican Senate chief Joe Biden congratulates).
Just over 12 hours after McConnell delivered a speech to the Senate, after the electoral college vote formalized Biden’s victory, Trump He decided to use his favorite social network to show his annoyance at the event.
Trump’s allies slam Mitch McConnell for congratulating Biden https://t.co/ak9nu6420L via @MailOnline. Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting president (by many). Too soon to give up. The Republican Party must finally learn to fight. People are angry!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2020
President Trump shared a news report on McConnell’s comments, writing in an accompanying message, “Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting president (by far). Too early to give up. The Republican Party must finally learn to fight. People are angry! “.
In his speech, McConnell also asked the majority of the Republican Senate not to joke during the joint session that ratifies the presidential election, an issue set to take place on Jan. 6 that Trump’s desire to reverse the outcome.
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While, some loyal Republican disciples of the outgoing president continue to support hima large majority chooses to recognize that there is not much left to do.
It was the case of Senator John Cornyn who pointed out that while ‘losing is no fun’, ‘the issue falls under the constitution itself and that once the state has declared its constituents, there is no other way for the president to make the choice. … I think our hands are tied. ”
In turn, some of Trump’s own allies, such as Lindsey Graham, while not taking a direct position, avoided comment when the press asked him about the president’s criticism of McConnell when the president acted.
The past weeks President Trump still not acknowledging his defeat, has pointed out to Republican governors and other local officials that they did not support him enough in his fight to prove there was electoral fraud as the results of the election must be annulled.
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The truth is, if McConnell manages to keep the Republican majority in the Senate and hold his position after two second elections in January in Georgia, Biden’s legislative ambitions may run up against solid barriers that will test him from the start of his tenure.
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