Mitch McConnel Goes There, Says The Mob At The Capitol “Was Fed Lies, And Were Provoked By The President And Other Powerful People”

This. Is. HUGE.


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As Donald Trump’s final hours in office officially come to a close, even his most devout, sycophantic loyalists seem to be turning their back on him in droves, especially on the heels of the insurrection at the Capitol building at the hands of Trump’s own supporters.

Even newly demoted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is now speaking out against the riots against our nation’s democracy and laying the blame exactly where it belongs — at the feet of Donald Trump.

“The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals,” Mitch McConnell said today during a speech on the Senate floor. “The mob was fed lies, they were provoked by the president and other powerful people…But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation, not even for one night.”

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“The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals,” McConnell added. “The mob was fed lies, they were provoked by the president and other powerful people… But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation, not even for one night.”

“We certified the people’s choice for their 46th president,” he stated. “Tomorrow, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be sworn in.”

Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also weighed in on the situation during today’s floor openings, asserting that the Senate has a “solemn” responsibility to convict Donald Trump in an impeachment trial for “exhorting” and “directing” his base to storm the Capitol building.

“President Trump is a threat to our constitutional order — whether he’s in, or out of office,” Schumer blistered from the floor.

We can only hope and pray that McConnell finally does the right thing and presents Donald Trump from EVER torturing this country from the comfort of the White House again.

Featured image via screen capture/Flickr – Gage Skidmore, under Creative Commons license 2.0


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