McConnell Turns On Trump

Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

( – On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) voiced his support for Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.). Rounds had criticized former President Donald Trump’s claims regarding the 2020 elections were not fair.

Speaking to CNN, McConnell said he thought Rounds “told the truth about what happened in the 2020 election.” Before he said that, he agreed with him.

McConnel’s comments followed an appearance by Rounds on ABC’s “This Week,” He acknowledged that there were voting irregularities. However, he said they weren’t substantial enough to change the outcome of a single state. Round said, “we simply did not win the election as Republicans for the presidency.”

Trump made no delay responding to Rounds’ remarks by releasing a statement withdrawing his support for the South Dakota Republican. In his statement, Trump called Rounds “a weak and ineffective leader” before pleading never to endorse Rounds again.

In response to Trump’s statement, Rounds released a statement saying he was “disappointed but not surprised” by Trump’s reaction, adding that the GOP should focus on “what lies ahead, not what’s in the past,” emphasizing that elections were about “growing support for your party, not further dividing it.”

Following the South Dakota Senator’s statement, more Republican Senators have supported or echoed his beliefs that it was time for the GOP to move on.

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT.) was one of the first to support Rounds’ statements, highlighting that the South Dakota Senator had detailed the “truth, knowing that our Republic depends upon it.”

Fellow Republican South Dakota Senator, Senator John Thune expressed his support, saying he didn’t “think relitigating or rehashing the past is a winning strategy,” before saying that if the GOP wanted a majority in 2023, the party would need to “articulate what we’re going to do concerning the future the American people.”

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