Former President Donald Trump has made an admission about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
During an interview with Real America’s Voice, Trump said he initially endorsed McConnell after the Kentucky Republican approached him in 2018 but believes he should be impeached now.
“I made a mistake, I endorsed him. He came to me — he was so nice to me and asked for my endorsement. It’s crazy what’s happening with this debt ceiling. They ought to impeach Mitch McConnell,” he told the outlet.
“Mitch McConnell keeps allowing it to happen. I mean, they ought to impeach Mitch McConnell if he allows that. Frankly, something has to be — they have something on him. How he approves this thing is incredible,” Trump surmised.
“He’s done a bad job. He’s allowed $4 trillion to go into the hands of the Democrats, and this is $4 trillion into the hands of these radical-left Democrats who are wasting it on the Green New Deal — think of it,” Trump continued.
“He increased the debt ceiling, he approved the debt ceiling, he let them have it, and he got nothing for it, and they must have something on him,” he claimed again. “The only thing I can say about him they must have something on him.
“This guy does not deserve to continue to be leader, and hopefully, somebody’s going to challenge him. But I’ll tell you if I run, and if I win, he will not be leader,” Trump added.
Trump this morning calls for Mitch McConnell to be impeached: “They ought to impeach Mitch McConnell .. they have something on him.” pic.twitter.com/qP5UPtml7g
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) November 3, 2022
The New York Post noted further:
The former president was referring to another possible rise in the total amount of debt the federal government is allowed to accrue.
It was last increased by $2.5 trillion to about $31.4 trillion in December of last year. The US is expected to reach the new debt limit by July 2023.
McConnell has not said what Republicans will do about the debt ceiling if they take back the Senate after the midterm elections, though he did cut a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for the December hike.
Months earlier, McConnell had warned President Biden — following a previous Senate vote on a short-term debt ceiling increase — that “I will not be a party to any future effort to mitigate the consequences of Democratic mismanagement.”