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Why The Devil Might Get’s Away With It: Mitch McConnell Warns Trump ‘Didn’t Get Away With Anything,’ Can Still Be Criminally Prosecuted by Christina Zhao

Trump impeachment: McConnell says Trump “practically and morally responsible” for provoking mob

Despite voting to acquit Donald Trump on the single article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection on Saturday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke about the events of Jan. 6, when supporters of Trump stormed the Capitol building as lawmakers were voting to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. McConnell said that there was “no question” Trump was “practically and morally responsible” for provoking the events that took place Jan. 6 and that his actions preceding the riot were “a disgraceful dereliction of duty.” “The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” he told the chamber just minutes after he and 42 other Republican senators voted to acquit the former president. The minority leader also went on to say that though Trump was acquitted in the court of impeachment, he is still “liable for everything he did while in office,” saying that Trump “didn’t get away with anything yet.”

WE WILL SEE. In a scathing floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday warned former President Donald Trump that he “didn’t get away with anything,” after the Senate acquitted him a second time following a historic impeachment trial.

Seven GOP senators joined Democrats in voting to convict Trump, but the 57-43 majority fell short of the two-thirds needed for a conviction. Trump was the first president to face an impeachment trial after leaving office and the first to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives.

McConnell voted to acquit Trump, but he supported Democrats in blaming the former president for the Capitol riot. To read more go to the link below:

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