Trump attacks McConnell for 'pushing Left Wing Alaska hater' Murkowski

Murkowski voted to impeach Trump over the Jan. 6 riot.

Updated: September 6, 2022 - 1:53pm

Former President Trump on Tuesday criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for what he considers him "spending a fortune" to reelect fellow Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. 

In a Truth Social post, Trump said McConnell is "one of the worst & most unpopular politicians" and "the man that gave the Radical Left Democrats Trillions of Dollars for their Green New Deal Fake Infrastructure Bill ... without so much as a fight."

Trump is presumably referring to spending on candidates by the Senate Leadership Fund, an independent Super PAC whose stated goal is to "build a Republican Senate majority" and to which McConnell is closely aligned. 

The former president also said the Kentucky Republican senator is "spending a fortune of donor’s money (the only way he holds power!) on pushing Left Wing Alaska hater Lisa Murkowski rather than great Republican candidate Kelly Tshibaka - a close race."

Murkowski earned 45% of the vote in last month's primary while the Trump-endorsed Tshibaka came in second with 38.6%. The two will face off this November in the general election.