McConnell Fumes As Trump And Speaker Johnson Gain Power

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( – On Monday night, following the commanding victory of former President Donald Trump in the Iowa caucus, the two leading Republicans in Congress took different approaches to addressing the victory.

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., praised Trump for the victory and spoke about how instrumental he would be to the Republican Party winning back the White House and the Senate in the next election, while also maintaining their majority in the House.

However, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has remained quiet for the majority of the primary race so far, is not expected to put out a statement as a result of Trump’s victory.

Johnson in his congratulatory statement noted that Trump had achieved a resounding victory in Iowa and that Republican voters had shown up despite the weather conditions and had shown their resolve to put an end to President Biden’s economic and open border policies. Apart from Trump his statement also mentioned the voters, other candidates, and volunteers who had taken part in the caucus.

His statement continued by noting how the victory was an endorsement of Trump and his plan to fix the U.S. border crisis, and economy and defend the values of the American people.

Trump managed to win the Iowa caucus with over 50 percent of the vote, despite the fact that he campaigned in the state for less time than his primary opponents. On Monday night Johnson suggested that it was time for the Republican party to rally around Trump following his victory in the state. He added that with Trump in the White House and the GOP holding the majority in Congress they would be able to construct a border wall and put an end to the Biden Border Crisis.

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