Trump emails GOP lawmakers a slide slamming Mitch McConnell, taking credit for his re-election
President Trump's personal assistant, Molly Michael, emailed Republican lawmakers "at the request of the President" Monday night with a slide announcing Trump's re-election victory for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Im November citing a Trump tweet and a robocall. "Unfortunately, Mitch forgot. He was the first off the ship!" The slide says, an obvious indication that McConnell recognized Joe Biden as president-elect after his victory in the electoral college - and after much of McConnell's caucus Biden's victory had already been publicly noted.
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"It's an extraordinary broadside against McConnell by the seated president and the party's most popular Republican ahead of a key runoff election in Georgia on January 5th that will determine control of the Senate," writes Jonathan Swan at Axios. "While both the news and its delivery were targeted at McConnell, they also warned other Republicans who may follow suit while the president grabs the last straws of his election fraud lawsuit."
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon-backed Georgia Republican Congresswoman, tweeted an early draft of Trump's slide Monday night, specifically calling on McConnell to "support Trump" and join our appeal on Jan. 6, "if multiple House Republicans unite plan last, futile attempt to undo Biden's victory.
"National Republicans are desperate to avoid a dispute in Congress over the confirmation of the election of the electoral college next month. They believe it would be a terrible policy to continue what is thought to be a hopeless struggle to reverse the election result recognize." Hill reports. McConnell has asked his caucus not to join any of the House Republicans who are protesting Biden's Jan 6 victory. At least one Senator and one member of the House must object to the application being considered.
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