Riot Lawsuit Just Part of Trump's Post-Impeachment Problems

Ex-president Donald Trump blasted the top Republican in the US Senate Mitch McConnell

Former U.S. president Donald Trump lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, signaling a growing feud between the two most important voices in the Republican Party.

On Tuesday, Trump lashed out at McConnell in a scathing statement through his Save America PAC, calling him a "dour, sullen, unsmiling political hack" and urged GOP senators to find a new leader.

McConnell used his strongest language to date to excoriate Trump minutes after the Senate acquitted the former president, saying he was "morally responsible" for the violent siege.

Some, like the seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump during the second impeachment trial, have sought to distance the party from the former president.

"I don't think they're very surprised, but obviously there is a move at county and state levels across the country to have the Republican party focus, even more, on the personality of Donald Trump".

However, following the vote, McConnell blasted Trump and blamed him for the insurrection.

"Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First".

Rudy Giuliani is no longer "currently" representing former President Trump in legal matters, per CNN.

After 50 Democratic senators and seven Republicans voted that Trump was guilty - a majority in the 100-seat Senate, but not the two-thirds needed for a conviction - McConnell let loose, excoriating Trump for the attack that saw five people die and the halls of the USA legislature ransacked by his supporters. "Mitch McConnell at its helm", Trump said in a statement.

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Trump implemented the so-called Remain in Mexico Policy in 2019, which required migrants to wait in Mexico for their court date. Mexico agreed to take back more asylum-seekers in June 2019 to defuse Trump's threats of tariff increases.

"The Republican Party is useless".

"This is a big moment for our country", Trump wrote, "and we can not let it pass by using third rate "leaders" to dictate our future". He's laying the groundwork now, and I guarantee you, that will be the litmus test for Trump's support in 2022.

A Trump adviser said Giuliani's parting was only because there are no "pending cases" he's involved in.

Trump lost presidential immunity when he left office in January, and a "tsunami" of civil and criminal matters targeting his administration, campaign committee, business interests, and his own words await him, now without the protective powers of the presidency.

"In a Wall Street Journal column on Monday (local time), he repeated his claim, writing: "[Trump's] supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world's largest megaphone".

Trump has unloaded on the party leader. "His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it ended".

"President Trump has done more for the American people in four years, than you, the Rhinos and the Democrats have done in years!"

Among Republican senators who were in office for Trump's entire term, only Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky voted in line with Trump's positions less than Murkowski.

Trump faces several civil lawsuits, including two defamation lawsuits filed by women who accused him of sexually assaulting them before he was elected president in 2016.

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