McConnell tried to dissuade Trump from inaugurating Biden, book claims

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell How Biden Should Sell His Infrastructure Bill Trump Criticizes McConnell, Says Senator Should Attend Biden Signing Ceremony Deafening Republican Silence Like After January. 6 threats of violence escalate MORE (R-Ky.) He allegedly tried to uninvite the former President TrumpDonald Trump Stoltenberg Says The Jan. 6 Siege Was An Attack On “ NATO Core Values ​​” Christie Says Her Only Regret About Preparing Trump’s Debate Is Catching The COVID Woman Who Invaded The Sea- a-Lake Trump deported to China MORE from President BidenJoe Biden US Bishops To Consider Whether Biden Should Receive Communion Barrels Of Congress Towards Year-End Clash Biden Turns On Former New Orleans Mayor Landrieu To Lead Infrastructure MOREinauguration after the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol, according to a new book.

ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl writes in his new book that McConnell sought to have Trump removed from the Biden inauguration guest list because he “felt he couldn’t give Trump another chance to disrupt the transfer. peace of power “, according to an excerpt from” Betrayal “obtained by Political.

McConnell wanted all four Congressional leaders to tell Trump that he had been removed from the constitutionally ordered event, but the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyGosar faces an increasing chance of being censured by the GOP’s silence in the House of Representatives, deafening after January. 6 threats of violence escalate to Cheney, signal from Kinzinger that would support censorship of Gosar MORE (R-Calif.) He rejected the plans, “arguing that it would be an important message of unity” for Trump to be on Capitol Hill for the official transfer of power, Karl writes.

According to Karl, a top McConnell adviser told Trump’s chief of staff: Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsMeadows Is The Subject Of Increasing Attention In Jan.6 Upton Panel: When Witnesses Ignore Subpoenas, ‘You Don’t Really Have An Equal Branch Of Government’ Former Trump Administration Aide Says She Was Warned About Playing Taylor Swift Music in the White House MORE, that the Republican leader wanted to uninvite him from the meeting, and McCarthy separately informed the White House that McConnell wanted to uninvite the outgoing president from the event, prompting Trump to announce on Twitter that he had decided not to attend the inauguration.

That tweet, Politico noted, was the last one posted on his Twitter account before he was kicked off the platform.

Karl’s book will be published on Tuesday.

The Hill reached out to Trump and McConnell for comment.

Karl’s new report further illustrates the deteriorating relationship between the former president and the Republican leader.

More recently, Trump has criticized McConnell for voting in favor of the bipartisan infrastructure bill along with 18 other Senate Republicans.

In a statement Saturday, the former president called the Republican leader an “Old Raven,” as he criticized his decision to vote with Democrats to advance the $ 1.2 trillion legislation to Biden’s desk for final approval, claiming it will jeopardize your chances of securing re-election.

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