Acquitting Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be enough for some loyal followers of the former president. Despite Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voting to acquit Trump, Republicans in his own state are angry at him over his criticism of the former president in a statement over the weekend.
McConnell criticized Trump after voting to acquit him, saying that he still believes Trump could face charges for his role in the January 6 insurrection.
According to The Washington Post, Don Thrasher, chairman of Kentucky’s Nelson County Republican Party, issued a statement this week calling on McConnell to step down as Senate minority leader due to his criticisms of Trump in the wake of his second impeachment trial.
“Given that the county party that I represent supports President Trump overwhelmingly and your complete and total disdain for the will of your constituents here in Nelson County I am formally demanding you immediately resign your leadership position within our party’s caucus in the United States Senate,” Thrasher said.
In an interview with the Post, Thrasher said McConnell “stirred up the hornets’ nest” by condemning Trump for his role in inciting the deadly riots at the United States Capitol building.
“There are people that are more mad now, because it just seems kind of duplicitous to a lot of people,” Thrasher said. “He is trying to straddle the fence and he is not making anybody happy doing that.”
Demand For McConnell's Resignation As Republican Caucus Leader From Republican Party of Nelson County Chair Don Thrasher pic.twitter.com/sphhCai4TV
— Republican Party of Nelson County (@NelsonGOP) February 17, 2021