On Tuesday (December 6), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) expressed that anyone suggesting the Constitution be terminated would have a “hard time being sworn in as President.”
Although McConnell didn’t mention former President Donald Trump by name in his remarks, his comments seem to reference Trump’s statements about the “termination” of segments of the Constitution.
Trump made his remarks after the “Twitter Files” detailing how the social media platform suppressed reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 election was released.
McConnell, who has been previously asked if he would support Trump should he be the GOP’s 2024 nominee, was asked the question again on Tuesday. This time, in response, he said it would be “pretty hard” for someone who is “not willing to uphold the Constitution” to be sworn into the presidency.
McConnell’s remarks come one day after many GOP Senators condemned Trump’s remarks.
The condemnation followed a Trump comment made on Friday (December 2) that segments of the Constitution be suspended to either allow the 2020 election to be rerun or revoked so he could be declared the winner over President Biden.
McConnell’s criticism of Trump has increased since the former President announced his third bid for the White House.
Most of McConnell’s criticism surrounds Trump’s self-inflicted crises, like a meeting with known white nationalist Nick Fuentes and Ye, formerly Kanye West, both of whom have repeated antisemitic rhetoric.
Following the meeting, McConnell asserted the GOP had “no room” for white supremacists and antisemites, and those “meeting with people advocating that view” are “highly unlikely to ever be elected” as President.