McConnell, With Majority at Risk, Returns to an Old Target: Obama

McConnell, With Majority at Risk, Returns to an Old Target: Obama

WASHINGTON — With his hold on the Senate in increasing jeopardy, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, sought to rally his forces this week by rekindling a rivalry with a familiar foe: Barack Obama.

In a highly partisan, no-holds barred online interview with Lara Trump, President Trump’s daughter-in-law and campaign adviser, Mr. McConnell declared on Monday that the former president “should have kept his mouth shut,” rather than have the temerity to excoriate the Trump administration’s pandemic response. He omitted the fact that Mr. Obama made the comments, in which he described Mr. Trump’s handling of the crisis as “an absolute chaotic disaster,” in a private call with alumni of his administration that was leaked.

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