You won’t believe what he said.
According to Breitbart News, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell attacked former President Donald Trump stating that his actions were “were a disgraceful dereliction of duty.”
McConnell said that the riots occurred because the rioters “had been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth. Because he was angry he lost an election. Former President Trump’s actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful dereliction of duty. … There is no question, none that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day. No question about it.”
He added that the issue isn’t just what Trump did on January 6, but it’s “also the entire manufactured atmosphere of looming catastrophe, the increasingly wild myth, myth about a reversed landslide election that was somehow being stolen, some secret coup by our now-president. Now, I defended the president’s right to bring any complaints to our legal system. The legal system spoke. The Electoral College spoke.”
McConnell continued, “The leader of the free world cannot spend weeks thundering that shadowy forces are stealing our country and then feign surprise when people believe him and do reckless things. Now, sadly, many politicians sometimes make overheated comments or use metaphors, we saw that, that unhinged listeners might take literally. But that was different. That’s different from what we saw. This was an intensifying crescendo of conspiracy theories orchestrated by an outgoing president who seem determined to either overturn the voters’ decision or else torch our institutions on the way out.” You can read the full article here.
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