McConnell - Capitol Insurrection was "Provoked" by Trump
Maybe it's because he knows Trump will be gone from the White House in less than 24 hours but, for whatever reason, still Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has come out with his harshest verdict on Donald Trump's role in the January 6th attack on the Capitol building.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said on Tuesday that the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 had been “provoked by the president and other powerful people,” stating publicly for the first time that he holds President Trump at least partly responsible for the assault.
“The mob was fed lies,” Mr. McConnell said, referring to attempts by Mr. Trump to overturn the election based on bogus claims of voter fraud. “They were provoked by the president and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.”
It sure sounds as though Mitch figures Donald Trump did exactly what the House articles of impeachment claims he did - incite the insurrection. Maybe, in future years, January 6th should be celebrated as America's very own Guy Fawkes Day.