State and County Republican Party officials across the nation have censured or attempted to censure Republican U.S. Representatives and Senators who voted to Impeach former President Donald Trump and convict him for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. "There was never a consideration to make a personal attack, though". "We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership".
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said on Monday's "MetroNews Talkline" he is confident people will realize Trump was wrong for his actions related to the insurrection.
The back-and-forth between two main figureheads of the GOP underscores the deep rift in the Republican Party.
"We've seen it happen in other states where my Republican colleagues who voted to convict have seen that pushback from within the party", Murkowski said.
His comments come after McConnell said on Saturday that even though he had voted to acquit Trump at his impeachment trial, the former president was nevertheless "practically and morally responsible" for the January 6 storming of the US Capitol.
Because of that re-election, McConnell won't face the Republican voters again for another six years, so the threat from the former president will do little to cower the shrewd political veteran, who some political commentators have argued will now work to limit Trump's influence over the party.
After 50 Democratic senators and seven Republicans voted that Mr Trump was guilty - a majority in the 100-seat Senate, but not the two-thirds needed for a conviction - Mr McConnell let loose, excoriating Mr Trump for the attack that saw five people die and the halls of the United States legislature ransacked by his supporters.
"If you look at polling in the short-term, it surely appears that way", Sasse responded.
Trump lost presidential immunity when he left office in January, and a "tsunami" of civil and criminal matters targeting his administration, campaign committee, business interests, and his own words await him, now without the protective powers of the presidency. Graham believes the infighting will only hurt the Republican Party and needs to come to an end.
"His behaviour during and after the chaos was also unconscionable". "You are the hope of the future of conservatism, President Trump, but we've got to make some changes to get back the White House in 2024 and have a Republican majority in the Senate and the House in 2022".
Trump's statement Tuesday adds McConnell to the list of Republicans whom the former President is targeting after they opposed him.
Graham has been one of Trump's most ardent defenders throughout his presidency and beyond, and after listing what he perceives to be Trump's accomplishments in office, he reminded Trump how important McConnell was to his presidency, from pushing through tax cuts to rushing Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation through the Senate.
Surprisingly, after Trump's acquittal, the number of people in the party who think he should play a major role in the Republican party has increased by 18 per cent.