by Anders Hagstrom
President Donald Trump claimed credit for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection and criticized him in an email sent to Republican members of Congress on Monday evening, according to multiple reports.
Trump argued that McConnell was “the first one off the ship” after the Senate leader officially congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his election win earlier in December, according to Axios. NBC News and Business Insider confirmed the statement. White House staff reportedly sent a graphic to Capitol Hill highlighting polling data in McConnell’s race and claiming Trump’s actions made McConnell rise in the polls.