Trump calls for McConnell to act against those who promoted Russia collusion allegations

The President posted the tweets on Saturday.

President Trump on May 17, 2020
President Trump on May 17, 2020
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May 17, 2020 - 3:34pm

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President Trump on Saturday pressured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take action against people who promoted the notion that he had colluded with Russia.

President Trump responded to tweets from The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway and Sean Davis in which they said the Senate's top Republican should take action, and warned that the Republicans' power to appoint and approve judges is imperiled if he fails to do so. Both shared a piece by Hemingway covering the topic.

"Mitch McConnell has spent years pretending as though the Russian collusion hoax never happened," Davis tweeted. "If he thinks he's going to keep the Senate majority and confirm more judges without addressing the hoax and holding the hoaxers accountable, he's lost his mind."

Speaking directly to McConnell, the president concurred with Davis, and called for the Kentucky Senator to swing into action. Trump in a tweet tagged South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true," Trump tweeted. "Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don’t let them get away with this! @LindseyGrahamSC."

Hemingway joined in via Twitter.

"McConnell should remember he can’t confirm good judges if GOP is not in majority and if Trump isn’t president to nominate them," she tweeted. "Both things are threatened by his long-time lack of interest in holding Russia hoaxers accountable for what they did." 

"This is true. I say it all the time," Trump responded. "The Republicans must play by the same rules, or die! Wow Mollie, you are good."