Moments after voting to acquit, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell lashed out at Donald Trump and stabbed him in the back, politically speaking, by claiming that the former president is “practically and morally responsible” for the’ deadly attack on the Capitol.
Reuters has their take:
“The top Senate Republican explained the unexpected turnabout at the end of a five-day impeachment trial, by declaring it unconstitutional to convict Trump of misconduct now that the former president has left office and become a private citizen.
The Senate earlier in the week found that the trial was constitutional in a 56-44 vote.
“There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” said McConnell, who along with the rest of the Congress and former Vice President Mike Pence fled the mob that descended on the Capitol on Jan. 6.
“The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” McConnell said.
In comments that echoed the prosecution case presented by House managers, McConnell said Trump had orchestrated “an intensifying crescendo of conspiracy theories” and described the former president as “determined to either overturn the voters’ decision or else torch our institutions on the way out.”
McConnell then stuck the knife in further by suggesting that Trump could yet face criminal prosecution for his acts, Reuters reports.
“President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office as an ordinary citizen,” McConnell said. “He didn’t get away with anything. Yet.”
This is despicable but reinforces my belief that the Republican party is currently irredeemable.
The party elite hate Donald Trump and they especially hate those of us who supported and still support the former president.
The goal of people like Mitch McConnell and the GOP party elite is to destroy Donald Trump politically and to silence his supporters forever.
Neither party cares about the people and their needs. They give lip service to voters at election time and then go on their merry way.
This will last only so long as we allow it to last. The GOP cannot be saved, and it is time for a new beginning and a new political party.
Article Source : thefederalistpapers.org