The feud between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and former President Donald Trump has the potential to extend beyond blows exchanged through statements and speeches.
With the 2022 election cycle getting into gear and the future of the Republican Party in limbo, the tension between the two GOP titans may extend to battles between McConnell-backed and Trump-backed Senate primary candidates.
After the Senate acquitted Trump of the “incitement of insurrection,” McConnell said that Trump “is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of” the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. The former president responded with a scathing statement, calling the Senate minority leader a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack.”
Trump has long expressed interest in supporting primary challenges to Republicans who get on his bad side, and his allies have already started flexing their primary muscles. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., called into a Wyoming rally protesting No. 3 House Republican Rep. Liz Cheney after she voted