Former President Donald Trump issued a statement on Tuesday calling on Republicans in the Senate to defeat President Joe Biden’s social spending and climate bill by using the federal debt limit as leverage.
Trump lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), saying that he should do everything in his power to stop Democrats from raising the federal debt ceiling.
“Old Crow Mitch McConnell, who is getting beaten on every front by the Radical Left Democrats since giving them a two-month delay which allowed them to ‘get their act together,’ must be fully prepared to use the DEBT CEILING in order to totally kill the Democrat’s new Social Spending (Wasting!) Bill, which will change our Country forever,” Trump said, according to The Hill.
Trump has long been critical of McConnell and other Republicans who have supported Biden’s infrastructure bill, which the president claims is bipartisan.
“Mitch and the Republican Senators had them beaten, but didn’t know it, and we ended up with the Unfrastructure Bill, which is only 11% infrastructure,” Trump said. “Worse, he allowed a splitting of the Bills (with 19 votes, including himself), which makes the Dems path for the even worse Bill a much easier one. Use the Debt Ceiling, Mitch, show strength and courage. Our Country is being destroyed.”
Earlier this month, Trump called out McConnell for allowing the infrastructure bill to pass.
“Its actual cost is over $2 Trillion, but the bigger disaster is yet to come in the next, much larger version of the Green New Deal, which some people say will be $5 Trillion. This was all allowed by Mitch McConnell’s incompetence…,” Trump said, according to The New York Post.
Trump also said that if McConnell “wasn’t so stupid” and hadn’t agreed to an extension for Democrats, “he could have stopped it all.”
“This is the Broken Old Crow’s fault,” Trump stated, adding that Democrats were ready “to fold” with the debt ceiling last month.
“Use the Debt Ceiling like it should have been used, you Old Broken Crow, to do so would hurt our Country far less than this horrible Bill,” Trump concluded. “Any Republican in the House or Senate who votes for this Bill will never ever get a Trump Endorsement. Thank you, and good luck!”
Since leaving the White House, Trump has made it his mission to expose RINOs and get them out of office. McConnell will certainly not be happy to see the former president’s latest attack on him.