A Kentucky county GOP chairman calls for the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenators Reveals Bill Banning Permanent Capitol Fence GOP Legislators Blow Up “Morally Reprehensible” Democratic Inquiry into House Race Schumer Sharp Criticizes GOP on Voting Rights: “Shame, Shame, Shame” MORE (R-Ky.) To step down from his senior position in the Senate because of his speech last weekend President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden hires Harris on the border; Press Conference Today Democrats Face Issues On The Agenda Democrats MORE AGREE ON Weapons Control Strategy was responsible for the uprising in the Capitol.
“Given that the county party I represent overwhelmingly supports President Trump and your utter and utter contempt for the will of your constituents here in Nelson County, I ask you formally to exercise your leadership position within our party’s caucus in the United States Senate resign immediately, “said Don Thrasher, leader of the Nelson County Republican Party, said.
Call for McConnell’s resignation as Republican caucus leader from the Republican Party of Nelson County Chairman Don Thrasher pic.twitter.com/sphhCai4TV
– Nelson County Republican Party (@NelsonGOP) February 17, 2021
McConnell supported Trump during his presidency and worked with him frequently, but the Republican leader split from the president following the January 6 riot at the Capitol. He voted to acquit Trump in the Senate for impeachment for incitement to riot, but only said so because he does not believe the Senate can constitutionally condemn an out-of-office president.
In his speech after his vote he said “There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”
Thrasher made an exception to these comments.
“Your Senate leadership does not represent the Republican voters who put our trust in you in the recent primaries,” wrote Thrasher.
Thrasher said the Washington Post that McConnell’s post-vote speech “made the hornet’s nest worse,” and that it only made more people angry.
In his statement, Thrasher said he agreed with one Trump statement released on Tuesday blowing up McConnell.
Trump said McConnell “I will never do what needs to be done or what is right for our country. “
Thrasher led a failed resolution with the Kentucky Republican Party in January that would have directed McConnell to condemn Trump’s impeachment proceedings.