Former President Donald Trump has come out firing, and rebutted comments from House Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) In a statement, Trump referred to him a “business as usual” politician with “status quo policies” and “a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack.”

“The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political ‘leaders’ like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm. McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse,” Trump said.

Referring to the recent Georgia Senate elections, Trump said, “It was a complete election disaster in Georgia, and certain other swing states. McConnell did nothing, and will never do what needs to be done in order to secure a fair and just electoral system into the future. He doesn’t have what it takes, never did, and never will.”

Trump repeated that he, “received the most votes of any sitting President in History, almost 75,000,000” and concluded with, “This is a big moment for our country and we cannot let it pass by using third rate ‘leaders’ to dictate our future!”

His statement is in reply to an op-ed McConnell penned in the Wall Street Journal on Monday night, Feb. 15, giving his opinion of the events on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, and the following impeachment trial, reported Breitbart.

“There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility,” he wrote. “His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone. His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it ended.”

“I was as outraged as any member of Congress,” McConnell continued. “But senators take our own oaths. Our job wasn’t to find some way, any way, to inflict a punishment. The Senate’s first and foundational duty was to protect the Constitution.”

He added that “after intense study, I concluded that Article II, Section 4 limits impeachment and conviction to current officers.”