Trump’s verbal attacks come after the former president returned to the world of GOP politics in the past few days.
Several GOP leaders pushed back on Trump’s fiery rhetoric, deemed it “unhelpful” to unite the Republican Party ahead of the 2022 election.
When asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd whether Trump’s vote was “helpful” to the Republican Party, Arkansas governor Hutchinson replied, “Well, I don’t think his recent comments on Sen. McConnell were helpful if they were correct were reported. ”
“So for me you have to get involved in the fight we’re going to have in 2022,” continued Hutchinson. “Right now in Washington we have some important battles over a great government solution to every problem we have. And the republican voice is important. “
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), An outspoken critic of the former president, said Margaret Brennan, host of Face the Nation on CBS, that Trump’s speech in Mar-a-Lago “uses the same language that he uses knows she provokes violence on January 6th. ”
“As a party, we have to focus on the future. We have to focus on adopting the Constitution, not the insurrection. I think it’s very important for people to realize that a fundamental part of the Constitution and who we are as Americans is the rule of law, it’s the judicial process, “Cheney said.
Senator John Thune (RS.D.) said on Fox News Sunday that Republicans – including Trump and McConnell – should agree “on it amid Trump’s rhetoric and” some of the things that fly back and forth ” work to defeat Democrats “. ”
Like McConnell, Thune has been the target of Trump’s anger for the past few months for refusing to support Trump’s challenge to the 2020 presidential election results.
“Well, look, it’s just – like I said, I think a lot of that rhetoric is – you know it’s part of the style and tone that goes with the former president, but I think he and Mitch McConnell have one common goal. and that will bring the majority back in 2022, and in the end that will hopefully be what connects us, “said Thune.