Kentucky county GOP leader demands Sen. McConnell step down form leadership

Published 11:31 am Thursday, February 18, 2021

A county GOP chairman in Kentucky is calling for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to resign from his leadership position in the Senate.

Don Thrasher, chairman for the Republican Party of Nelson County posted on Twitter a letter demanding McConnell to step down over his floor speech last weekend saying former President Trump was responsible for the Capitol riot.

“Given that the county party I represent supports President Trump overwhelmingly and your complete and total disdain for the will of your constituents here in Nelson County I am formally demanding you immediately resign your leadership position within our party’s caucus in the United States Senate,” Don Thrasher, chairman for the Republican Party of Nelson County, said.

McConnell supported Trump during his presidency, but split from the president after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. He voted to acquit Trump in the Senate on an impeachment charge of inciting the riot, but said he only did so because he does not believe the Senate can constitutionally convict a president no longer in office.