H/T Western Journal.
Mitch The Turtle McConnell better know if he picks a fight with President Trump he will lose there are 75 million plus of us in President Trumps corner.
We are sick of swamp rats like the Turtle.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is being warned now: If he fights former President Donald Trump, he’s going to lose.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich issued this warning in a Sunday interview with WABC-AM’s John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable,” bashing McConnell’s recent rhetoric and praising House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“What’s very striking is that President Trump still has such enormous reach in the party that nobody can fight him,” Gingrich said in the interview.
“You can complain about him. You can criticize him. But McConnell can’t possibly fight Trump. He doesn’t have a big enough base.”
In contrast, the former speaker praised McCarthy, saying the California congressman “has been much smarter as the House Republican leader to recognize his ability to get the extra seats [to win the House] rests almost entirely on working with Trump, not picking a fight with him.”
McConnell obviously hasn’t recognized this same idea, which he’s made clear in his rhetoric following the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion and the subsequent effort to impeach Trump for allegedly “inciting an insurrection.”
The Kentucky Republican said in a speech following his vote to acquit the former president that Trump was guilty of a “disgraceful dereliction of duty.”
“There is no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the event of that day,” McConnell said on Feb. 13.
The minority leader said Trump “did not act swiftly. He did not do his job. He didn’t take steps so federal law could be faithfully executed, and order restored.
“No. Instead, according to public reports, he watched television happily. As the chaos unfolded.”
McConnell also lashed out at the former president in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on Feb. 15.
“There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility,” he wrote.
“His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone. His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it ended.”
In response, Trump said in a statement that McConnell is a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack.”
“[If Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,” the former president said Feb. 16. “He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country. Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership.”