On Monday, former President Donald Trump gave Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a brutal reality check.
During an interview, Trump called on his fellow Republicans to find better leadership: “I think we need better leadership than Mitch McConnell and stronger leadership. I mean, he can’t reign in his own people.”
As we know, the Democrats are preparing to end the filibuster rule, which requires 60 votes in the Senate to move forward on legislation.
Because of this, Trump said he believes that McConnell is “hanging by a thread right now.”
“At one point, we had the House, we had the Senate, we had you in the White House—why didn’t we rein in big tech when we had that chance?” asked Lisa Boothe.
Trump continued, revealing that he had urged McConnell to get rid of the filibuster while he was President. In response, McConnell had said, “They’ll never knock it out; it’ll never happen. They’ll never do it; they don’t want to do it.”
Now, Trump added, “If they get the filibuster—if they knock it out, it will be catastrophic for the Republican Party.”
He added that at this point, the one thing the Republicans can do is to not show up. If they don’t show, there will be no vote.
“They cannot allow this to happen,” Trump emphasized. “They’re going to attack the Second Amendment violently, which I’ve told everybody they’re going to attack. They’re going to attack the Supreme Court.”