Followers of the radical movement who believe President Donald Trump is waging a secret war against satanic pedohiles, as well as pushing baseless claims that the election was rigged, were dismayed at the Senate Majority Leader and accusing him of being a traitor.
Others said they will now leave the GOP or even form a new political party all together.
On Tuesday, McConnell announced that the “Electoral College has spoken” after it declared Biden had won 306 Electoral Votes and referred to him as the President-elect.
Trump later criticized the Kentucky senator in a tweet: “Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting President (by a lot),” Trump said. “Too soon to give up. Republican Party must finally learn to fight. People are angry!”
Trump’s message was tweeted along with an article detailing a number of high-profile conservative figures also criticizing McConnell for accepting Biden as the president-elect.
Supporters of QAnon, which the FBI has listed as a domestic terrorist threat, were certainly angry with McConnell, with people accusing him of working for the “deep state” and referring to him as a “RINO” [Republican in name only].
A number of QAnon accounts also announced on social media that they are considering leaving the GOP as a result of McConnell’s betrayal against Trump, who the conspiracy theorists see as a savior-like figure.
“You’re a disgrace,” tweeted @MAGAGwen to its 82,000 followers.
“You congratulate Biden but BEG us to send you money for the GA runoff. You & the @GOP aren’t getting another dime. I’m seriously thinking about registering as an Independent after seeing how gutless my party is.”
“Congratulations bitch McConnell today marked the death knell of the GOP because of your treasonous actions telling party members not to back Trump,” added @Nadler_a, a Twitter account with “digital soldiers” in the bio, a popular phrase which refers to followers of QAnon.
“Today marks the birth The AMERICA FIRST PARTY when the party leaders refuse to lead…leave the party.”
Jason Sullivan, former social media consultant for Roger Stone, even formally announced the launching of the Great American Party (GAP) in the wake of McConnell’s comments about Biden. Sullivan began his announcement by addressing “patriots,” another name used for QAnon supporters.
“TODAY our political establishments have abandoned us all. TODAY, we stand at the precipice of a new day in American patriotism as the establishments have NOT only failed us, they have deliberately led us astray,” Sullivan tweeted.
“TODAY, the sleeping giant has awakened and out of the ashes of this GREAT AWAKENING will rise, like a Phoenix, a new party, an army of Patriots who are all more than willing to STAND IN THE GAP to defend her. An army of Patriots who are willing to risk it all.”
Stone, a longtime ally of Trump, previously suggested that he hopes QAnon is real and recently accused outgoing attorney general Bill Barr of working with the “deep state.”
Sullivan’s calls for a new party was shared by Ann Vandersteel, host of the conspiracy theory podcast Steel Truth and outspoken QAnon believer.
A number of other high-profile QAnon supporters also attacked McConnell for recognizing Biden as the winner of the election.
Former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who has QAnon hashtags in his Twitter bio and took a makeshift oath of office in his backyard that ended with the QAnon slogan “where we go one we go all,” [WWG1WGA] hit out at Republicans for not backing Trump’s baseless and unproven claims he won the election.
“America is growing weary of the Republican Party not fighting for the truth or @realDonaldTrump,” Flynn tweeted. “Instead they cower to special & foreign interests. #WeThePeople will not be treated like fools. @POTUS won the election & everyone knows it.”
Lin Wood, the attorney who is attempting to overturn election results along with fellow QAnon supporter Sidney Powell, tweeted: “Mitch McConnell @senatemajldr is NOT a Patriot. Ask his wife. She knows.
“McConnell just wants power, influence, & money. He is willing to sell America to get what he wants. McConnell is a traitor to American Patriots. His day of judgment is coming.”
Wood also has the WWG1WGA hashtag in his Twitter bio.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon supporter who was elected to congress in November after running in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District unopposed, tweeted: Every ‘Republican’ that isn’t fighting for @realDonaldTrump‘s 2020 landslide victory is supporting the Chinese Communist Party takeover of America.”