Donald Trump Says Mitch McConnell 'Hopeless' Against Joe Biden: 'He Can't Stop Anything'

Former President Donald Trump has branded Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "very weak" and questioned his ability to stand against President Joe Biden's agenda.

In an interview with One America News (OAN), Trump criticized GOP lawmakers who failed to push his claims that the presidential election was stolen from him through mass voter fraud to the extent he wanted them to, The Washington Post reported.

The former president added that there would be a "different president" in the White House had McConnell pursued his baseless claims about the 2020 election and fought for "election integrity."

"But other than fundraising, he's very weak," Trump said of McConnell. The Post reported that he later told OAN that Democrats can get "whatever they want approved," and said McConnell was "hopeless and he can't stop anything."

His criticism of McConnell follows a February statement in which he called the Kentucky Republican a "dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack" who was failing to deliver for the GOP.

"He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country," Trump wrote at the time. "Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership."

He also attacked "wayward Republicans" who voted in favor of an independent commission investigation into the January 6 Capitol riots on Wednesday, further exposing divides between the populist and so-called moderate wings of the GOP.

Thirty-five Republican lawmakers voted with House Democrats on Wednesday to establish a commission that would investigate how the fatal Capitol riots began, and delve into the Trump administration's response.

Most GOP representatives opposed the commission plans, which Trump has dubbed a "Democrat trap" an an unfair partisan probe.

"It is just more partisan unfairness and unless the murders, riots, and fire bombings in Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago, and New York are also going to be studied, this discussion should be ended immediately," Trump said. "Republicans must get much tougher and much smarter, and stop being used by the Radical Left."

In spite of the criticism Trump has thrown at him, Sen. McConnell has opposed the commission plans and indicated that Democrats won't win the 10 Republican votes needed to pass the measure through the upper chamber.

"There is, has been and will continue to be no shortage of robust investigations," McConnell said in the Senate. "The facts have come out and they'll continue to come out."

Newsweek has contacted Senator McConnell's office and the officer of the former president for further comment.

Donald Trump Leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan
Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on May 18, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney/GC Images via Getty Images