During Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) accused both former President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) wings of the Republican Party of not caring about democracy.
Franken said, “He’s a pretty cynical guy. I mean, that’s who he is. And that speech, of course, I think as you indicated, that was targeted at corporate donors who after January 6 abandoned him and also probably for the midterms to target moderate, you know, suburbanites and that kind of voters. So everything he does is calculated, and everything he does is cynical, and most of it is evil.”
He added, “There is just a split in this party, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer party. Unfortunately, I think it’s bad for democracy. We need a party that is a real party and cares about democracy. Certainly, the Trump wing of the party doesn’t,