Republicans are in disarray after the GOP's Senate leader came to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling to prevent the federal government from defaulting on its debt.
"Thursday's debt-limit deal has prompted a new round of attacks on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell by former president Donald Trump and his supporters, highlighting McConnell's beleaguered role in a party where Trump remains the most powerful force," The Washington Post reported.
In a statement emailed to reporters on Thursday evening, Trump urged GOP senators to kill the deal, even though it could wipe out $15 trillion in wealth and cost 6 million jobs.
"Republican Senators, do not vote for this terrible deal being pushed by folding Mitch McConnell. Stand strong for our Country. The American people are with you!" Trump argued shortly before the vote.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted McConnell on the floor of the Senate.
"And then, unfortunately, yesterday, Republicans blinked," Cruz said. "I think that was a mistake, I think that was the wrong decision."
Trump had also blasted the deal after it was announced on Wednesday.
"Looks like Mitch McConnell is folding to the Democrats, again. He's got all of the cards with the debt ceiling, it's time to play the hand. Don't let them destroy our Country!" Trump urged.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) also chimed in.
"I don't understand why we as Republicans are folding here," Graham said said. "This is a complete capitulation."
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) also blasted McConnell, telling him to "Stop selling out!"
Stop helping Democrats destroy our country by making deals with Schumer. Don’t raise the debt ceiling giving them… https://t.co/BncF0XzozR— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸) 1633627545.0
It even became an issue in the 2022 midterms as former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who is running for U.S. Senate, vowed to vote to replace McConnell as GOP leader.
This is what happens when we have Republican leaders who continue caving to liberal Democrats. Instead of standin… https://t.co/qHBPY1oBnb— Eric Greitens (@Eric Greitens) 1633553896.0
Greene said she tied up the Senate switchboard with complaints.
CALL every Republican Senator and tell them to vote NO to raise the debt ceiling!! Call the Senate switchboard now… https://t.co/1n0kMItPgp— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸) 1633623575.0
Greene even posted an entire thread against McConnell.
2. Mitch McConnell, the “Republican” leader in the Senate, needs to stop holding hands with Schumer who hates Repub… https://t.co/4jrItjBbW3— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸) 1633615013.0
4. For your information Mitch, anything you do that helps the America & Israel hating Progressives get their way be… https://t.co/wm0QqwHnYe— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸) 1633615014.0
6. McConnell is so old and has been encrusted into the walls of the swamp that he can’t even hear the screams comin… https://t.co/CBvD5hSGJN— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸) 1633615016.0