Trump: McConnell's health issues are 'sad,' he should resign

 July 31, 2023

Former President Donald Trump spoke on Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell's evident health problems in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News.

The former president said that he believes Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell's evident health problems indicate that the longtime Kentucky senator should not continue to lead Senate Republicans and that the party needs a new face at the head of the conference.

Trump stated during the interview lasting nearly an hour at his golf club in northern New Jersey on Thursday evening that he had seen the video of McConnell having a health episode during a press conference on Wednesday.

The Lawmaker's Health Event

When asked if he had seen the video of McConnell at the press conference, which showed the Senate GOP leader drifting off mid-sentence before being escorted to his office, Trump responded, "I did."

Shortly thereafter, McConnell returned to the podium and made additional remarks; however, it was later revealed that since a severe fall down hotel stairs earlier this year, McConnell has had several other significant health incidents, including a previously unreported fall at the airport in July.

Republican senators are reportedly very concerned about McConnell's long-term viability, despite their current public support for the ailing Senate majority leader.

Trump, when asked about McConnell's health issues, described them as "sad"; however, he also criticized McConnell's efforts over the past several years to assist Democratic President Joe Biden with significant agenda items, including passage of key portions of Biden's agenda.

Given the Senate's filibuster rules, Biden required at least 10 Republican senators to vote for his spending agenda during the first two years of his presidency, despite Democratic control of the House and Senate.

Since Republicans retook the House in the 2022 midterm elections, these increases in spending have come to a screeching halt.

Republicans' Fight in Congress

However, during Biden's first two years in office, Senate Republicans under McConnell's leadership voted to advance legislation in the Democrat-controlled Senate that enabled trillions of dollars in spending increases.

“I thought it was sad,” Trump said. “At the same time, I think it’s a shame he went so far out to give Green New Deal money to Biden and Democrats.

"He got 10 people to vote because they needed 10 people, and he got 10 people to vote on numerous occasions for trillions of dollars. I think that’s a shame. But that was too bad.

"That was a sad thing to see. He had a bad fall, I guess, and probably an after-effect of that. But it was also sad that he gave trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars to the Democrats to waste on the Green New Deal, destroying our oceans and destroying our great, beautiful vistas and plains all over our country with windmills that are very expensive energy. So that’s a very sad thing also.”

Trump also told the network that he believes McConnell should step down and Senate Republicans should find a better leader.

“We have to have that,” Trump said when asked if Senate Republicans need a new leader. “No, we have to have that. We have some people in the Senate that are fantastic and would be great at that position. But it’s just amazing he [McConnell] would do that — but at the same time, I hope he’s well.”

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