Former President Donald Trump blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Saturday, confirming that Democrats would have a supermajority of 60 Senators if it was not for his influence.
“If it wasn’t for me, right now the Senate would be 60-40 against,” Trump said during a live video message to MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s MAGA Frank Free Speech rally in New Richmond, Wisconsin, according to Newsweek.
Trump said it was, “Because I made teleconference calls—they call them town hall calls—speaking to tens of thousands of people, for congressional candidates and senators.”
“And we would be at 60-40 against instead of 50-50,” Trump added. “And unfortunately Mitch McConnell, with what he was doing, hurt us very, very badly in Georgia. We lost those two seats. We should have never lost those two seats.”
The former president referred to the special Georgia Senate runoff election in January. The two Democrat victories gave Democrats a 50-50 tie in the Senate, with Vice President Kamala Harris serving as the tiebreaker, effectively giving Democrats the majority.
McConnell has instead blamed Trump for the Republican loss of the Senate. His blame has focused on Trump’s actions following his election loss and for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Trump continued to claim the 2020 election was “totally rigged” during the Saturday video. Though some states continue to pursue voting audits, there has yet to be clear evidence of enough fraud to change the results of the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump continues to speak as the voice of many conservative Americans, including in his criticisms of McConnell. Many are angry over Democrats taking control of the Senate, point the blame to the current Republican Senate leader.