McConnell Says 'No Question' Trump Provoked Capitol Riot After Voting To Acquit | MSNBC 1

McConnell Says ‘No Question’ Trump Provoked Capitol Riot After Voting To Acquit | MSNBC

 

NBC News' Sahil Kapur reports on Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell's comments slamming former-President Trump for his involvement in the Capitol riot shortly after voting to acquit Trump on the article of impeachment for "incitement of insurrection."
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McConnell Says 'No Question' Trump Provoked Capitol Riot After Voting To Acquit | MSNBC

44 comments

  1. The GOP is now controlled by the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene & Lauren Boebert. They will lose seats in 2022.

    1. @Evan K good to know you are completely ok with Jerry meandering as long as it benefits you. Its funny how you Republicans cry the democrats are crooked.

    2. Amazing how maga-hats just went out of fashion overnight, and all it took was the one and only looting of the Capitol since 1814.
      Who would have thought that live streaming your crime spree could backfire that bigly

    1. @Agolf Twittler They are “special” in a biggly way. Maybe Marjories followers should wear green or tinfoil hats, so we know who to avoid.

    2. @Gonz Moscow Mitch.
      His real name is actually even more ridiculous.
      Alison Mitchell McConnell.
      As if his parents somehow sensed that his balls would never drop.

    3. @Zen That would be very convenient yes.
      Pointy green hoods would make it easy to spot the maggats at a safe distance.

    1. Acquit because a former president who’s now a private citizen can’t be convicted. Impeachment is for removal.

    2. @Cameron Kear Mitch delayed the trial when he was majority leader and then he & other GOP senators said “It is unconstitutional to impeach a former president.”

    3. @Cameron Kear
      “I hold myself, so long as I have the breath of life in my body, amenable to impeachment by this House for everything I did during the time I held any public office”
      – John Quincy Adams

    4. @Cameron Kear Impeachment is NOT just for removal. Here is the literal text. “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two-thirds of the Members present. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States; but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.”

      The part about “Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States…”, Is the relevant part.

      While yes the senate can’t remove him from office for obvious reasons. The senate can still disqualify him from future office and any pension and trust. That’s the part you and the republicans are leaving out, and it’s so disingenuous.

  2. Other than the 7 GOP with a spine knowing to convict correctly, the remaining Republican are a disgrace to the United States, to the world!

  3. McConnell manipulated the process to guarantee its failure. Nothing he says can be trusted.
    Watch what they DO, not what they SAY.

  4. This is “southern justice.” Everybody knows the accused is guilty, but the old boy network won’t convict him because he’s one of them.

    1. Not in the French Quarter. 87% of us, voted for Biden. But yes, the Rep. old boys ALSO want their fancy homes, big cars, perks…etc..

    2. @Cynthia Hawkins in other words, the more worldly, educated group went for Biden. How can sanity prevail and cut both heads off the snake? The Senators took an oath to be objective and non biased. Senator Cassidy followed his oath and he is centured? Disgusting. He is my kind of moral Senator. Bravo for your courage!

  5. McConnell said let the courts take care of it after him an trump spent 4 years stacking the courts. What a JOKE

  6. They are not ‘his’ senators,. They are the people who crapped on the constitution, and made all of what OUR SERVICE men and women who so bravely served our country probably feel so betrayed.

  7. Sorry, I’m not impressed by McConnell’s strategic skills. It was scheming, calculating politicians in late 1932-Jan 33 that enabled Hitler’s accession to power. We need a lot more people to act on principle, not political calculation.

  8. The media shouldn’t refer to McConnell as the most politically savvy person in Washington. He’s a monster!

  9. If they know he’s guilty why did they aquit. This is a travesty of justice. Screw the consequences, do the right thing.

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