Former President Trump slammed Senate Republican leaders on Monday for not showing the same level of criticism towards President Biden as House Republicans have been doing. The House GOP has been actively working to portray Biden and the Department of Justice as corrupt, using the DOJ’s prosecution of Hunter Biden as ammunition. They argue that Hunter Biden received an overly lenient sentence, among other allegations.
While there have been some vocal critics of both Bidens within the Senate GOP, the leadership in the Senate has been notably more restrained compared to their counterparts in the House.
Trump expressed frustration with this discrepancy, questioning why Republican “leadership” in the Senate doesn’t attacked Biden over his son’s legal troubles.
“Joe Biden is the most corrupt President in the history of the United States, which is being undeniably proven in the House of Representatives every single day,” Trump posted on Truth Social Monday. “But with all of these horrible revelations and facts, why hasn’t Republican ‘leadership’ in the Senate spoken up and rebuked Crooked Joe Biden and the Radical Left Democrats, Fascists, and Marxists for their criminal acts against our Country, some of them against me. How long does America have to wait for the Senate to ACT?”
The House, led by Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), tends to be more pro-Trump and even considers an effort to expunge Trump’s impeachments. In contrast, the Senate is led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has been a vocal critic of Trump, particularly in relation to the events of January 6, 2021, and has faced criticism from the former president.
Notwithstanding the relatively muted response from the Senate GOP leadership, Trump still has allies within the Senate who support his stance. For example, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined House Oversight Committee Republicans in releasing an unverified tip to the FBI alleging a bribery scheme involving President Biden. This move drew stern criticism from the FBI, which emphasized the importance of keeping such information confidential.
In response to the claims made by Republicans, the White House spokesperson for oversight and investigations, Ian Sams, pointed out that these allegations had already been scrutinized by the Trump Justice Department, a Trump-appointed U.S. attorney, and a full impeachment trial of the former President, and had been found to lack credibility.