Donald Trump is calling for Republican senators who voted in favor of the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill to be replaced at an early primary opportunity.
The former president called on the GOP to “put everyone first” in a post on his Truth social media platform earlier today.
Trump began by congratulating newly minted Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy before railing against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans who voted in favor of the spending bill.
“Good job Kevin!” He said before a quick pivot.
“We have to stop Mitch McConnell now … he doesn’t care anymore, he’ll push anything the Democrats want,” Trump added. “The quick approval of the $1.7 trillion bill last week was appalling.”
The 2024 presidential candidate noted that if the omnibus had been suspended, the spending issue could have been taken up anew by a “United Republican Congress.”
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Trump calls for primaries against Republican senators
Political Insider previously reported that the omnibus spending spree came days after Republicans took control of the House, relinquishing power of the purse to the GOP through September 2023.
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The bill included, among other things, an overhaul of the Election Counting Act to further cement institutional strength with nearly $45 billion in aid to Ukraine.
The 18 GOP senators who voted for the Dem spending bill:
Moore Capito (WV)
— Rusty 🎙️ (@rustyweiss74) December 23, 2022
The two senators listed above — Blunt and Shelby — have since retired, which at least explains it their Willingness to sell their colleagues without concern for branches.
Locking arms on spending with Democrats appears to be a deliberate attempt to prevent the GOP from immediately plunging the House with new pro-Trump representatives and Ukraine tightening the first spending spree.
Especially after seeing the recent speaker fight, true conservatives have shown that they have more power than expected.
The spending bill vote was a brutal reminder to voters that when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars, this country’s two political parties are, in fact, relatively united.
No one on that list — no one — can ever again claim to be a fiscal conservative.
They will never pretend that deficits or out-of-control spending will ever be a problem again.
— Rusty 🎙️ (@rustyweiss74) December 23, 2022
RELATED: Republicans capitulate, help Democrats pass $1.7 trillion spending bill, $45 billion for Ukraine
Trump has been highly critical of the spending bill
It’s not the first time the former president has criticized Mitch McConnell and Republicans’ support of a massive $1.7 trillion spending bill.
As McCarthy struggled to win votes for speaker, Trump targeted McConnell and his “RINO allies” for the “mess” in the Republican Party.
He said some of the unrest stemmed from the mistrust caused by GOP lawmakers voting in favor of the omnibus spending bill.
The real problem, he explained, is that Republicans and their leadership are “constantly capitulating to a desperate Joe Biden and the Democrats.”
President Trump: “There’s a lot of unnecessary turmoil in the Republican Party, mostly due to … Mitch McConnell, his “wife” … and his RINO allies, who make it difficult for everyone by constantly giving in to the desperate Joe Biden. And the Democrats.” pic.twitter.com/mKkX0uXyOI
— Julia 🇺🇸 (@Jules31415) January 4, 2023
Trump later insisted that Democrats must have some compromising information on McConnell after he backed the bill.
“Marxist Democrats should have a really big one for Mitch McConnell and some of his friendly ‘Republican’ senators to pass a terrible spending bill,” he said.
Trump even gave it a nickname – the “Ominous” spending bill.
Shortly thereafter, McConnell A
Hostage tape The president made a joint appearance with Biden to celebrate “infrastructure” spending.
There is nothing to celebrate about a woke, bloated infrastructure law full of waste, trade union pamphlets and green giveaways.
Republicans should not play center stage in Biden’s campaign adventure. https://t.co/KH7aFBJLsk
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 3, 2023
Trump has called McConnell a “total loser” who is giving Democrats “everything they want” and has urged the GOP to oust the Republican leader.
Now he also wants to oust 17 other senators who helped pass this spending bill. 2024 is not just an important battle against the Democratic Party, but an explosive fight to see who will be the true leader of the GOP moving forward.
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