President Donald Trump is continuing to rip into Congressional Republicans who he feels are not adequately supporting him in his bid to overturn the results of the presidential election.
On Thursday, Trump wrote, “I saved at least 8 Republican Senators, including Mitch, from losing in the last Rigged (for President) Election.”
He added, “Now they (almost all) sit back and watch me fight against a crooked and vicious foe, the Radical Left Democrats. I will NEVER FORGET!”
Ahead of the November 3 elections, the non-partisan Cook Political Report rated seven Republican-held Senate seats as toss-ups. Democrats were initially bullish about their chances of winning the Senate.
However, on election day, Republicans held five of those seats. The remaining two are going to runoff elections in Georgia, which will determine the balance of power in the upper chamber.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also won his reelection bid, although the Cook Political Report rated his race as “likely Republican.”
While President-elect Joe Biden won the election, Trump has refused to concede and has vowed to continue to fight to overturn the results of the election — despite the Electoral College voting and making Biden’s win official.
Trump has one last method to contest the election, which would require Republicans in Congress to object to certifying the Electoral College’s vote.
But, Sen. John Thune (R-N.D.) told reporters earlier this week that the president’s efforts were “not going anywhere.”
“I mean, in the Senate it would go down like a shot dog. And I just don’t think it makes a lot of sense to put everybody through this when you know what the ultimate outcome is going to be,” he added.
Trump blasted Thune in a tweet, “Republicans in the Senate so quickly forget. Right now they would be down 8 seats without my backing them in the last Election. RINO John Thune, ‘Mitch’s boy’, should just let it play out.”
He added, “South Dakota doesn’t like weakness. He will be primaried in 2022, political career over!!!”
Trump has reportedly instructed his aides to follow the 2022 Republican primary process to target incumbents who he feels were not sufficiently loyal to him.
The president has been raising money for this PAC that could be used against incumbent Republicans in their primary elections.
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