“The last time I spoke with him was the day after I had declared that Biden had obviously won the election… It would have been December the 15th,” McConnell said to reporters on Tuesday.
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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says he hasn’t spoken to Trump since Dec. 15 — the day after he said Biden won — and refuses to say whether the former president's actions are impeachable. pic.twitter.com/OpWylvg4wY— The Recount (@therecount) January 26, 2021
“Many millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result. But our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on January the 20th. The electoral college has spoken,” McConnell said.
He added, “Today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden. The president-elect is no stranger to the Senate. He’s devoted himself to public service for many years.”
McConnell continued, “Beyond our differences, all Americans can take pride that our nation has a female vice president-elect for the very first time.”
Trump took to Twitter to respond to McConnell’s acknowledgment of the election results, as IJR previously reported.
“Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting President (by a lot),” Trump wrote.
He added, “Too soon to give up. Republican Party must finally learn to fight. People are angry!”
The former president later called on McConnell and other Republicans to “get tougher, or you won’t have a Republican Party anymore.”
He went on, “We won the Presidential Election, by a lot. FIGHT FOR IT. Don’t let them take it away!”
Trump continued to tear into Republicans who refused to go along with his false election claims.
“I saved at least 8 Republican Senators, including Mitch, from losing in the last Rigged (for President) Election,” he wrote on Twitter. “Now they (almost all) sit back and watch me fight against a crooked and vicious foe, the Radical Left Democrats. I will NEVER FORGET!”
McConnell is reportedly leaning toward convicting Trump for his role in the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
He said the rioters were “provoked” by Trump.