Former President Trump said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has a “death wish”. These comments were made as a response to McConnell supporting a bill that is sponsored by congressional Democrats.
Trump took to his social media platform, called Truth Social, on Saturday to say that all of the possible reasons that McConnell might have for supporting the bill, no matter what they actually are, are unacceptable.
McConnell has also shown support for resolutions that would provide funding for the government through mid-December. This would avoid a potential shutdown of the government.
President Biden signed the legislation on Friday after it had been passed by the House.
Trump and McConnell have conflicted for some time with a recent cause of extra tension arising from the news that McConnell would support the Electoral Count Act. This is an act that comes in part as a response to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
The legislation would increase the number of members of Congress that had the right to object to a state’s Electoral college votes. Currently, the Electoral Count Act of 1887 requires only one senator and one representative to object. However, with the new legislation one-fifth of both chambers object to the results.
McConnell said that he would support the bipartisan deal, however many of Trump’s allies, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) have said that this legislation has been fueled by anti-Trump sentiments.
Trump also attacked McConnell’s wife recently, saying that McConnell has a “crazy wife” and “China-loving wife.”