‘Primary them all!!!’ Trump wants McConnell, other GOP senators who voted for omnibus bill booted out

Former President Trump is furious over 18 Republican Senators voting in lockstep with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass the obscene $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill and is calling for all of them to be primaried over it.

His first order of business on his social media platform was to congratulate Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as the new speaker of the House. McCarthy finally was handed the gavel after 15 votes but Trump backed him from the beginning. He also included a video of McCarthy thanking the former president and crediting him for his finally securing the position.

“Great job Kevin! We must now stop Mitch McConnell and his China flagrant boss, Coco Chow. It’s as though he just doesn’t care anymore, he pushes through anything the Democrats want. The $1.7 TRILLION quickly approved Bill of the week before was HORRIBLE. Zero for USA Border Security. If he waited just ten days, the now “United Republican Congress” could have made it MUCH BETTER, or KILLED IT. Something is wrong with McConnell, and those Republican Senators that Vote with him. PRIMARY THEM ALL!!!” Trump blasted on Truth Social.

Many conservatives are ticked at the Republicans who voted for a bill that they never read and that te nation certainly can’t afford. Trump may get his wish on many of them the next go-around.

The 18 Republicans who Trump wants to see primaried over the massive spending bill include:

• Roy Blunt (Missouri)
• John Boozman (Arkansas)
• Shelley Capito (West Virginia)
• Susan Collins (Maine)
• John Cornyn (Texas)
• Tom Cotton (Arkansas)
• Lindsey Graham (South Carolina)
• Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma)
• Mitch McConnell (Kentucky)
• Jerry Moran (Kansas)
• Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
• Rob Portman (Ohio)
• Mitt Romney (Utah)
• Mike Rounds (South Dakota)
• Richard Shelby (Alabama)
• John Thune (South Dakota)
• Roger Wicker (Mississippi)
• Todd Young (Indiana)

That’s just over a third of the Republican Senate. Thirty-six percent to be precise. Blunt and Shelby have already retired but the rest are fair game over the issue.

Trump is still a force to be reckoned with in the Republican Party and McConnell’s days are likely numbered between being ousted or retiring. He does not come up for reelection until 2026, however, so he’s going to be a thorn in conservatives’ sides for a while longer. The Kentucky Republican appears to be growing increasingly unpopular within the party.

Especially troubling on the list of those who voted for the omnibus is Tom Cotton of Arkansas who is seen as a staunch conservative. He stood with McConnell and many feel, in the end, that will cost him.

Congress passed the massive omnibus spending bill on Dec. 23, just hours before the deadline to avert a government shutdown. It includes a number of provisions to keep the government funded through the next fiscal year, as well as plenty of earmark measures that lawmakers have sought to include for passage, such as additional military aid to Ukraine, renaming federal buildings after top lawmakers, and other pork-laden wish-list items.

Trump rallied Republicans to vote against the bill and slammed Democrats for failing to address the border issue. Other Republicans also criticized the bill for that reason, as well as the fact that the left shoved through the bill without providing enough time to read the 4,155-page legislation.

The spending bill ultimately passed the Senate, with 18 Republicans joining Democrats to back the bill, led by McConnell. The bill passed the House with a 225-201 vote, with nine Republicans joining Democrats.

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