Trump Blasts McConnell, Barr for Working to 'Seal Corrupt Election' for Joe Biden
Category: News & PoliticsVia: john-russell • one month ago • 18 comments
By: Benjamin Fearnow (MSN)
Former President Donald Trump has focused his anger over his election loss against top Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and even a member of his own administration.
Trump on Monday turned his ire against McConnell and former Attorney General Bill Barr, claiming the two allowed "radical left" Democrats to "flood the system with mail-in ballots that are very open to fraud," as Trump described last November's election.
Trump also blasted Barr as a "RINO," or Republican in name only, and claimed he "went out with a whimper" just hours after Barr was quoted in an interview about his December 2020 "break" with his former boss.
Trump attacked McConnell as well, even though the then-Senate majority leader had voted against the president's second impeachment. Trump said the Kentucky Republican "did nothing" to help him overturn President Joe Biden's victory.
In a Sunday statement, Trump accused Barr of hypocrisy and of showing a lack of respect toward him. He asked, "If [Barr] felt this way, why did Barr say he was 'greatly honored' and 'proud to have played a role in the many successes and unprecedented achievements you have delivered for the American people' in the final letter he wrote to me? He said, 'Few could have weathered these attacks, much less forge ahead with a positive program for the country,'" Trump wrote.
In an Atlantic interview published Sunday, Barr said he enraged Trump after publicly declaring the Justice Department had not seen any evidence of presidential election fraud, particularly "on a scale" claimed by Trump and his allies.
The article, titled "Inside William Barr's Breakup With Trump," said the former attorney general "has been widely seen as a Trump lackey who politicized the Justice Department. But when the big moment came after the election, he defied the president who expected him to do his bidding."
Trump's Monday statements ridiculed both McConnell and Barr for refusing to overturn the election.
"Had Mitch McConnell fought for the Presidency like he should have, there would right now be Presidential Vetoes on all of the phased Legislation that he has proven to be incapable of stopping," the former president wrote.
"Not to mention, he lost two Senatorial seats in Georgia, making the Republicans the Minority in the Senate," Trump continued. "He never fought for the White House and blew it for the Country. Too bad I backed him in Kentucky, he would have been primaried and lost! Based on press reports, he convinced his buddy, Bill Barr, to get the corrupt (based on massive amounts of evidence that the Fake News refuses to mention!) election done, over with, and sealed for Biden, ASAP!"