Mitch McConnell says Trump provoked the Capitol riot!

President Donald Trump helped provoke the swarms of his supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday…

The mob was fed lies,” McConnell told the chamber, which two weeks earlier had been evacuated as rioters invaded the building. “They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”

The GOP leader made the direct link between the Republican president’s rhetoric and the Jan. 6 riot, which left five dead, the day before President-elect Joe Biden was to be sworn in as the 46th president…

McConnell’s remarks also suggested that other leaders bore responsibility for the attack. Critics have called on some lawmakers, especially GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, to resign after they objected to key states’ electoral results.

Gee, do you think our elected officials are ready to stand up all righteous and take responsibility for what they’ve done?

Me, neither.

5 thoughts on “Mitch McConnell says Trump provoked the Capitol riot!

  1. Stay tuned... says:

    Prospects of convicting Trump erode as GOP grows vocal against Senate impeachment proceedings (4:12 PM ET, Fri January 22, 2021) https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/politics/senate-republicans-trump-impeachment-case/index.html
    “The President Threw Us Under the Bus”: Embedding With Pentagon Leadership in Trump’s Chaotic Last Week : Throughout the final, frenzied days of the Trump administration, a reporter rode shotgun with the outgoing acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, the man who, under the distracted eye of his commander in chief, became America’s de facto guardian.” https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/01/embedding-with-pentagon-leadership-in-trumps-chaotic-last-week

  2. By any means says:

    “Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry (R) played a key role in an alleged plan by former President Trump to oust then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen in a bid to overturn the election results in Georgia, according to a Saturday report by The New York Times.
    The outlet reported that Perry, who earlier this month voted in favor to object to the election results in Pennsylvania and Arizona in Congress, coordinated the introduction between Trump and Jeffrey Clark, the acting chief of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) civil division.
    Clark had reportedly been receptive to Trump’s claims that the 2020 election had been “stolen” from him. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/535554-nyt-rep-perry-played-role-in-alleged-trump-plan-to-oust-acting-ag-and
    Also:
    “Former President Trump reportedly pressed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to take his bid to overturn the results of the presidential election all the way to the Supreme Court, but the effort hit a dead end after opposition from the agency’s leadership.
    According to The Wall Street Journal, Trump sought to have the DOJ file a suit challenging the outcome of the election before he left office last week, but a number senior officials within the agency refused to bring the case forward. Those officials reportedly included then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, former Attorney General William Barr and former acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall.” https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/535558-trump-asked-doj-to-go-to-supreme-court-in-bid-to-overturn-election

  3. Update says:

    Trump still being investigated over Capitol riot, top prosecutor says : Michael Sherwin, the departing acting US attorney for the District of Columbia, confirmed that the former president is still under investigation over the 6 January putsch in an interview with CBS 60 Minutes on Sunday. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/22/donald-trump-capitol-riot-michael-sherwin
    Meanwhile: “Roger Stone faces fresh scrutiny as Capitol attack investigation expands” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/22/roger-stone-capitol-attack-investigation-far-right
    As the federal investigation of the 6 January Capitol insurrection expands, scrutiny of Donald Trump’s decades-long ally Roger Stone is expected to intensify, given his links to at least four far-right Oath Keepers and Proud Boys who had been charged, plus Stone’s incendiary comments at rallies the night before the riot and in prior weeks, say ex-prosecutors and Stone associates

    • Puzzling Evidence says:

      DOJ refers former Capitol riot prosecutor for internal investigation after ’60 Minutes’ interview : “Rules and procedures were not complied with” when Sherwin did the interview, said John Crabb Jr., a leading criminal prosecutor for the US Attorney’s Office in DC. https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/23/politics/capitol-riot-michael-sherwin-60-minutes/index.html
      Judge warns DOJ that media interviews could taint Oath Keepers case https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/23/judge-doj-media-interviews-taint-oath-keepers-477684
      In court on Tuesday, DC District Judge Amit Mehta strongly warned the Justice Department and defense attorneys for 10 defendants in the Oath Keepers conspiracy Capitol riot case not to talk to the media.
      Mehta had called an emergency hearing Tuesday with lawyers in the case, following a New York Times story about sedition charges potentially in the works and Sherwin’s interview with “60 Minutes.”
      “The government, quite frankly, in my view, should know better,” Mehta said. “This case will not be tried in the media.”
      Michael Rafi Sherwin was appointed by Attorney General William Barr during the Donald Trump administration and served as the interim United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 2020 to 2021.

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